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Historic Wednesfield: Trap Making

Last week we came across an article about Wednesfield’s history of trap making, so we thought we’d share it on WV11. The Wednesfield area was renowned as the British centre for trap making during the Victorian era and the traps that were made in Wednesfield were exported in huge numbers around the world. Read the […]

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School revamps coming sooner than planned?

In a surprise move by Wolverhampton’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme, Coppice Performing Arts College and Wednesfield High could be set for revamps ahead of schedule. A multi-million-pound project at Deansfield High secondary school in Wolverhampton which was due to start in May 2011 looks set to be postponed as teachers and governors […]

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Former Wednesfield High pupil hailed as Helmand hero

A 26-year-old former Wednesfield High School pupil has been hailed as a hero after being mentioned in Despatches for risking his life to help move a stricken armoured vehicle coming under mortar, rocket and small arms fire from up to 15 enemy fighters. The incident occurred in February 2009 during Craftsman Martin Banks’s first operational […]

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Summer Activity Wall Planner

The ‘BBQ Summer’ promised by the Met Office may not have materialised, but that doesn’t mean there’s not loads for kids to do throughout the summer months in and around Wolverhampton. Wolverhampton.gov.uk has a summer activity wall planner which you can download (and presumably print out) detailing many of the events on offer during summer […]

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What’s on at your local Library?

Creative Wolverhampton has a great run down of events taking place at Wolverhampton’s Libraries during August and September, including one such event at Wednesfield Library: A Pirate Went to Sea: Bookstart Baby+ Club session with pirate rhymes and craft.  For 5 year olds and under. Tuesday 11 August, 2.15pm – 3.15pm. Wednesfield Library Cost: FREE – […]

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Photos of Wednesfield’s new community library

The construction of Wednesfield’s new £2.3 million community library is now well under way, as you can see from the aerial shot above. The building which is on the new Wednesfield link on Well Lane next to Sainsbury’s is due to open in 2010 and promises to be an excellent new resource for the local […]