An exterior view of Wolverhampton Hippodrome circa 1921.

The Fall Of Wolverhampton Hippodrome

Wolverhampton Hippodrome was formerly the old Empire Palace Theatre But what caused the fall… of the old Wolverhampton music hall? The tragic loss of this majestic Queen Square icon happened sixty-two years ago this week.     The Wolverhampton Hippodrome framed through the arch of the Queen Arcade, shortly before […]

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Déjà Vu Perhaps ?

PIPERS ROW again on TRACK? – THE GRAND old TRAM is coming BACK Chapter one Breaking News February 2016. We have got huge concerns about plans released today for the extension of the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton.   The new £15 million line will run along Pipers Row and Railway […]

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LIFE WITH THE LIONS

“Howes Life” with the Lions   When my Aunt featured in the Lions Den at Bostock & Wombwells, Menagerie, in 1930 It was to be the last time this popular attraction would visit our town.   This lively sketch of the old Market Place, dated 1793, by artist Thomas Rowlandson, […]

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The Markets

The original market place as you probably know was in High Green, which is now Queen Square; and was long a nuisance to the inhabitants and a great trial to the health of the Butchers, green-grocers etc, who possessed the stalls. So in 1848, the newly elected Town Council agreed […]

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