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Caption for Wolverhampton, Dudley Street C1900: Here we see the hustle and bustle of Dudley Street at the beginning of the 20th century. High street chain stores are already in evidence: Freeman, Hardy & Willis, and H Samuel. Hyam & Co, who supplied everything for the gentleman, offered a range of footwear with unusual names: the Eric at 10s 6d a pair, the Edis at 12s 6d, and the Esmond at 14s 6d.

Memories of Wolverhampton

I lived at Lambert Road Wolverhampton as a child, I am 78 in those days all children played out in the front street. There was no traffic and was considered safe!

I played in the standing corn stooks behind our house, had my first pony/horse ride at Dixon's farm where my horse went berserk in a potato field, so I was put onto and stayed on a horse lead. I flew my kites on Penn Common, I skated on frozen ponds (No skates - I couldn't afford them) in the (...Read full memory)

I arrived in Wolverhampton when demolition of the market buildings was under way. The buildings in front of the church (in the photo) must have already been long gone, but the buildings on the side of the new ring road were being knocked down. They were nice red brick buildings and had (...Read full memory)

In 1959, my father took me to Chapel Ash to see the latest arrival in the car showroom on the junction. (It might have been called Clark's) The place was packed. So many people wanted to see the two new cars which were on display. They stood in the middle of the showroom: an Austin Mini and a Morris Mini, actually (...Read full memory)

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