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Wolverhampton: A Love Story 

19 Jun 18

One of the most personal decisions in a person’s life is the nature of what happens to them once they shuffle from this mortal coil.


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“From Bodyline to Boblake and Beyond” 

26 Mar 18

Isn’t it funny where a good read of an old newspaper can get you? The date is Monday, January 23rd, 1933 and the headlines cry, “It’s just not cricket!” The main evening story in the Express and Star newspaper concerns the protests of not …


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The Fall Of Wolverhampton Hippodrome 

19 Feb 18

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.


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Brickkiln Croft 

22 Aug 17

  Postcards from the past – Brickkiln Croft   Westside Story It was confirmed today 31st May 2017, that The £55 million regeneration scheme for Westside in Wolverhampton will start in 2018.


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Darlington Street 

5 Jun 17

Postcards from the past – Darlington Street     Crawford Wells the Sleep Shop, provides the backdrop for this summer scene offering bargains at their premises on the junction of School Street and Waterloo Road.


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Victoria Square 

22 May 17

  Victoria Square Two trolley buses pass the top of Fryer Street.


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A Pre-War Plan 

8 May 17

A Pre-War Plan – That with hindsight, could have gone better.


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February, 14th 1981 

14 Feb 17

On this day – February 14th, 1981.


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January, 18th 1978 – The Big Garage 

18 Jan 17

What happened to The Big  Garage? During the 1960’s  and 70’s, we old Wulfrunians seemed to be forever mourning the continuing loss of our Victorian and Edwardian buildings.


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January, 14th 1958 – The Cat & The Hippo 

14 Jan 17

On This Day – January, 14th 1948 Pantomimes at both the Grand Theatre and the Hippodrome were at their most popular just after the war.


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January, 6th 1970 – Dash Through Chapel Ash 

6 Jan 17

On This Day – January, 6th 1970  This former “Smoke Belching Monster” was once part of the famed “Golden Arrow” service from London to Paris.


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On This Day – January, 4th 1967 – The Montego Club 

4 Jan 17

On this day – January, 4th 1967 The Montego Club in Whitmore Reans was investigated after reports of drug peddling and soliciting for prostitution.


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New Year 1904 – Wolverhampton’s First Number Plate 

1 Jan 17

The Motor Car Act 1903 The Motor Car Act 0f 1903 came into force on 1 January 1904.


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“HOWES LIFE”- Part Four. MEMORIES OF A 40s CHILD 

30 Dec 16

ONE ROAD TO PARADISE   There was a time when my town of Wolverhampton belonged to the people and what bit of motorised traffic there was shared the roads and street with pedestrians in complete harmony, as seen here in our main shopping venue Dudley…


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“HOWE’S LIFE” -Part Three MEMORIES OF A 40’s CHILD 

1 Sep 16

THE LONG JOURNEY HOME       Now I’ve never been over fond of the eastern side of town, Heath Town and Wednesfield in particular, and perhaps the reason for this stems back from a tiresome day spent during the summer of 1944 of which I still …


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“HOWE’S LIFE” -Part Two MEMORIES OF A 40’s CHILD 

1 Jul 16

“There used to be a playground” in the shadow of St Peter’s.


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“HOWE’S LIFE” – Part One – Memories of a Forties Child 

25 Mar 16

  Towards the end of the war on my seventh birthday my grandfather gave me a book of short stories by an American author, O Henry.


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Déjà Vu Perhaps ? 

14 Feb 16

PIPERS ROW again on TRACK? – THE GRAND old TRAM is coming BACK Chapter one Breaking News February 2016.


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THE WOLVERHAMPTON INNER RING-ROAD – Is No Friend Of Mine! 

19 Jan 16

The landscape of so many cities and towns throughout Britain has changed dramatically since the war especially the centres containing the streets with the various individual shops sitting side by side.


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Wolverhampton Pub Quiz 

13 Jan 16

Roll up, roll up, and test your Wolverhampton Pub knowledge! Please enjoy and share! Share Read more…


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BILSTONS’ BLAST FROM THE PAST 

10 Oct 15

A potted history of Bilston Steel Works.


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BILSTONS JEWEL IN THE CROWN 

3 Oct 15

  Local Bilstonians pass this building today with hardly a second glance as it has just been an integral part of the High Street scene throughout their life times..


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Wolverhampton Churches Quiz 

6 Sep 15

We thought we’d try something new, just for a bit of fun.


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ALL GONE – BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 

6 Sep 15

The landscape of so many cities and towns throughout Britain has changed dramatically since the war especially the centres containing the streets with the various individual shops sitting side by side.


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Wolverhampton’s “Man on the ‘Oss” is 150 years old this year. 

25 Aug 15

  Wolverhampton’s “Man on the ‘Oss” is 150 years old this year!   Arrowsmith’s cartoon shows the captured Crimean Cannon, soon to be replaced with the statue of the Prince Consort which remains there today in 2015.