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Who we are

The aims of the Wolverhampton Society are to promote local heritage, civic pride, science and literature in the city.

The Wolverhampton Society was formed in 2020 when the oldest Society in Wolverhampton, the Literary and Scientific Society, merged with the Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society – which itself emerged from the original Civic Society, founded in 1960.

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Contact US

Please address all correspondence to:
The Wolverhampton Society
46 Mount Road



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Join Us

Membership is just £20 and provides access to all talks (unless otherwise stated).

Our Interests

Local History & Heritage

Blue Plaques & Civic Pride

Click the link below to find out Blue Plaques in the City and the nomination process.


Literature & Science

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We can be found on Facebook. And on ‘X’, formerly Twitter, at We also run the Wolverhampton Society Noticeboard for people to share information about their charities, clubs and societies. Come join us!


The Wolverhampton Society’s next talk will be given by Ned Williams on Tuesday 24th October 2023. Please note we are back at Penn Bowling Club, Penn Manor Medical Centre, 10 Manor Rd, Penn, Wolverhampton WV4 5PY.


In April of this year, David and Paul Fullwood gave a talk on famous Wolverhampton-born Victorian artist John Fullwood. The blue plaque is in the process of being commissioned. Anyone wishing to contribute towards it can do so here

The cause page for Green Space @ The Old School is now live and ready to sell tickets. Alternatively, go to on the Wolverhampton Community Lottery and scroll down to “Green Space”.


On Tuesday 8 October 2022, the Society’s Richard Rhodes awards were awarded to two deserving members of the community who have promoted and preserved he history and heritage of our City over many years.

Lawson Cartwright has assisted Bev Parker for many years in running the Penn History fair and has a huge personal collection of documents and photographs about Penn which he shares with the community.

Nigel Martin has restored many famous Wolverhampton motorbikes such as the Sunbeam 1927 Model 5 and he has also recently rebuilt an AJS car owned by Mr. A. J. Stevens himself.

Lawson Cartwright receiving his award
Nigel Martin receiving his award