This 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.
Here are the events coming up this week…
Monday 7th â€“ Friday 11th June
Venue: New Wednesfield Community Library
- Artifacts loaned by the Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be on display throughout the week.
- History time lines created by local schools will be displayed
- A free drinks Sainsburyâ€™s voucher will be given to all users who borrow a book from the new Community Library for use in the cafÃ© area of the Wednesfield store.
Monday 7th June
- The Mayor of Wolverhampton will officially open Trap Makers Bridge at 11 am, including a short walk and refreshments at the new Wednesfield Community Centre.
- The meeting point for the event/walk will be at the Trap Makers Bridge. Enter Wednesfield Park via the side of the Snooker Hall by St Patrick’s School on Graisley Lane. Click here for a map showing the route of the walk.
Tuesday & Wednesday 8th & 9th June
- Short history talks will take place at Wodensfield & St Patrickâ€™s Primary Schools for pupils by Mr. Rhodes (Grandson of the Founder of Sidebothams Trap Makers Company) and Ray Fellows (Local Historian/Author)
Thursday 10th June
Venue: New Wednesfield Community Library / New Wednesfield Community Centre Hall
Time: 11 am â€“ 12:15 pm
- Wodensfield, St Patrickâ€™s & Edward the Elder Primary School choirs will be performing in the new Wednesfield Community Centre.
- Emma Purhouse (Poet) will be performing a collection of poems.
- A dance of the Battle of Wodensfield will be performed by Wodensfield Primary School.
Friday 11th June
Venue: Wednesfield Library
Time: 1:30pm – 5pm
- Local historian Ray Fellows will be signing copies of his new book â€˜Wednesfield Our Villageâ€™