Published on July 29th, 2010 | by James Clarke5
Local Historian talks about the Battle of Wodensfield
Local Historian Ray Fellows is holding a history talk about Wednesfield and the Battle Of Wodensfield at The Vine Inn on Lichfield Rd this Friday.
Ray’s talk marks the 1,100th anniversary of the battle which was reported to have taken place on the 4th and 5th of August in the year 910. The Battle took place where Wednesfield (or Wodensfield as it was then called) now stands and was crucial in helping to forge the unification of England as one Kingdom.
Wednesfield born former Mayor of Wolverhampton, Phil Bateman recently said:
â€œThe first written references to Wednesfield come in the Anglo Saxon chronicles where there is reference to a great battle at Wednesfield in which the Mercians and their allies inflicted a defeat on the Danes which lead to effective end of their power. It has always been an important part of Wednesfieldâ€™s traditional history that this great battle was fought here and a reference to it appeared on the Wednesfield Urban District Councilâ€™s coat of arms.â€ (as seen above).
Ray’s talk begins at 7:30pm on Friday 6th August at The Vine Inn on Lichfield Rd and all are welcome.