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Old photos of Wolverhampton - West Midlands - Staffordshire
Coat of arms of Wolverhampton

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History of Wolverhampton - West Midlands - Staffordshire in photos

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Geography: Wolverhampton - is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. The demonym for people from the city is "Wulfrunian".

Date of foundation: 985

History: Historically part of Staffordshire, the city is named after Wulfrun, who founded the town in 985, from the Anglo-Saxon Wulfrūnehēantūn ("Wulfrūn's high or principal enclosure or farm"). Prior to the Norman Conquest, the area's name appears only as variants of Heantune or Hamtun, the prefix Wulfrun or similar appearing in 1070 and thereafter. Alternatively, the city may have earned its original name from Wulfereēantūn ("Wulfhere's high or principal enclosure or farm") after the Mercian King, who tradition tells us established an abbey in 659, though no evidence of an abbey has been found. The variation Wolveren Hampton is seen in medieval records, e.g. in 1381.

The city grew initially as a market town specialising in the woollen trade. In the Industrial Revolution, it became a major centre for coal mining, steel production, lock making and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles. The economy of the city is still based on engineering, including a large aerospace industry, as well as the service sector.

Population: 252 987

Ceremonial county: West Midlands

Historic County: Staffordshire

Wolverhampton. Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Wolverhampton. Chapel Ash
Chapel Ash
Wolverhampton. Church Road, city district Tettenhall
Church Road, city district Tettenhall
Wolverhampton. Darlington Street
Darlington Street
Wolverhampton. Darlington Street
Darlington Street
Wolverhampton. Dudley Street
Dudley Street
Wolverhampton. General Hospital
General Hospital
Wolverhampton. Hospital, between 1900 and 1910
Hospital, between 1900 and 1910
Wolverhampton. In the Park
In the Park
Wolverhampton. Industrial Hall
Industrial Hall
Wolverhampton. Lichfield Street
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton. Market Place from the Church
Market Place from the Church
Wolverhampton. New Bridge
New Bridge
Wolverhampton. Queen's Square
Queen's Square
Wolverhampton. Queen's Square
Queen's Square
Wolverhampton. Science and Art Institute
Science and Art Institute
Wolverhampton. St. Jude's Church, 1910
St. Jude's Church, Tettenhall Road, between 1900 and 1910
Wolverhampton. St. Peter's Collegiate Church
St. Peter's Collegiate Church
Wolverhampton. The Duke of York
The Duke of York
Wolverhampton. The Royal Orphanage, children in playing field
The Royal Orphanage, children in playing field
Wolverhampton. The Town Hall,1910
The Town Hall, between 1900 and 1910
Wolverhampton. Tong Church
Tong Church
Wolverhampton. West Park
West Park
Wolverhampton. West Park, Lake, 1910
West Park, Lake, 1910

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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