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Wednesfield History Week: Monday 7th June – Friday 11th June

Next week is ‘Wednesfield History Week’ and there are a number of events taking place to mark the rich history of Wednesfield, one of the oldest parts of Wolverhampton.

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Calls to celebrate the battle of Wodensfield

Former Mayor of Wolverhampton Phil Bateman is leading calls for Wolverhampton City Council to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Wodensfield (Wednesfield) which took place between the Anglo Saxons and the Danes on the 4th & 5th of August 1100 years ago. Phil said: “There is a strong local opinion that the City Council […]

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Heritage News WAAN

Competition: Tell us your Wednesfield memories and win a limited edition calendar

Recently the Wednesfield Area Action Network put together a very special 2010 calendar to celebrate Wednesfield’s history.

We have been lucky enough to get our hands on 12 of these glossy A4 calendars to give away to our readers. Read on to find out how to win a calendar…

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WAAN calendar launch this Wednesday

The Wednesfield Area Action Network (WAAN) is holding a launch event for their 2010 calendar at the Wolverhampton Archives building this Wednesday. WAAN has been working closely with Wolverhampton Archives to produce a limited edition 2010 calendar featuring 24 historic photos of Wednesfield. Some of the photos span back over 100 years and show a […]

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Historic Wednesfield: A flag for Wednesfield?

Over on iBostin.com, Phillip Tibbets, researcher of Heraldic Art and co-founder of Heartland Heritagewear has written an article about designing a flag for Wednesfield using elements of the town’s historic coat of arms. Phillip’s flag design incorporates both colours and imagery from the coat of arms and he explains how some of these elements came […]

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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 […]