Saturday, 30 May 2015

Friday, 29 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Evans


Old established hardware store, now sadly closed, although the sign is still visible.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Disruption

Road works are still causing a lot of disruption in this area. The taxi rank has just been relocated for the third time.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Car Park


Looks like a new car park is being built next to the bus and railway stations.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Express and Star


The imposing facade of the local news paper head office in Queen street.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Chilly Weather


No summer bedding yet in St Peter's gardens. The weather has been cold for the time of year with a bitter wind today.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Relocation


This long established upholsterers in Princess street is having to relocate due to the continuing road works. Very sad.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Road Works


Road works continue to cause disruption in Market street and Princess street.

Friday, 15 May 2015

King Street


18th C street between Dudley street and Princess street, probably named for one of the Georges.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Empty Shops

Sad sight, row of four empty shops in the Mander centre. However a large refurbishment of the shopping centre is on the cards, so this may be part of the reason.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Garden

My garden in May. After several years of neglect, I'm trying to get it back in some order, fighting against the bindweed and ivy which has taken over.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Wall


Walls like this one on Goldthorn Hill, are common in the area. They are not built from stone but clinker from blast furnaces.

Monday, 11 May 2015

The Verger's Grave

This grave in St. Bart's churchyard was reserved by the verger for himself, and later his wife. He wanted to be buried in a prominent position, near the path. I remember seeing the unoccupied spot when visiting my grandparents grave.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Clematis


My Clematis Montana is looking particularly fine this year.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Friday, 8 May 2015

Penn Road Shops


Usual variety of shops, newsagent, butcher, grocer etc. but for some reason three undertakers, possibly because of several elderly care homes locally.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

General Election 2015


Polling stations opened at 7am. This one is at St. Aidan's church Mount road. If forecasts are right, this will be a close run election.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Half Timbered

Another view of the 17c building in Victoria street. Over the years has had various uses, restaurant, baby wear, and at present is a second hand book shop.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

AD1300


The date on this old building in Victoria street is deceptive as it actually dates from the beginning of the 17C.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Industrial Revolution


These plaques on Lloyds bank in Queen square show how Wolverhampton changed during the industrial revolution from a rural comunity


to iron and steel making


and coal mining.