Nostalgic memories of Wolverhampton's local history

Share your own memories of Wolverhampton and read what others have said

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs.

Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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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 distant fields, built snowmen on the green spaces on our estate, fished for minnows in West Park, ...see more
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 badged as a Morris Mini Minor I think, but it was hard to see them through the throng, especially for ...see more
I was at the dance classes 1962 Do you remember the espresso coffee house and Queens Dances Also Fenwicks cycle shop !
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 pineapples at intervals along the edge of the roof and arched entrances. Such a pity those lovely ...see more
i'm currently working on a university project called image and text where i have to produce a photobook, for this i am looking at the memories people have of growing up / living in wolverhampton, for this i have created this simple online questionaire and would find it realy helpful since i've noticed that lots of people on here are from or have memoeries of living around here if anyone could ...see more
regular haught great meeting place for the mods and the live Friday music... some great bands like the in-betweens and casuals meeting place for the week end parties great friends were made abit of jazz around to the Gifford arms 2 names that crop up stu Thompson dave Hadley mick the greek wonderful times 1965 derek hughes
Does anyone remember me ,born February 1949 . I had two brothers Peter and Raymond . I went to Whitgreave infant and junior school , then Old Falling senior school 1960 to 1964 .
I remember this too - or at least I remember being at the Grand with the infants' school (so it was probably 1956) and Julia Lockwood being in the show. Or could she have been in a different show? There was a monkey called MixMax...
Does anyone remember the Regent dance hall, top of Temple Street? The winding stairs of a Sunday night used to be packed with us trying to get in. Was I really stupid or just loved dancing? When in a dinner hour from work, rush to the Queens and then back to work exhausted. Back again on the night. Civic Saturdays.....whatever ever people say, with the coffee bars and dancing, I had a damn good time. Now at 69, it's great to have those memories. Diane Crofts (nee Roberts)