The Wolverhampton Society

Promoting Local Heritage, Civic Pride, Science and Literature in the City of Wolverhampton

Who we are

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

It 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 normally costs just £15 and affords the following benefits. but is now just £5 for new members joining until the end of the year:

  1. Access to all talks (unless otherwise stated) until the end of 2022
  2. Old copies of The Wolverhampton Lamp are just £2 for members
  3. Copies of Wolverhampton’s Great War 1914-1921 are just £5 to members

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

Follow us on Social Media

We can be found on Facebook and we also run a noticeboard group for people to share information about their charities, clubs and societies. Come join us!

2022 TALKS

We have two talks left for the remainder of this year. (see below) All the talks are held at Linden House on Tettenhall Road and are free to members and £3 for non-members. Our next talk on 15 November looks at ex-pupils of Wolverhampton Grammar School who died in World War 1

15 November (7.30pm)
Pupils of Wolverhampton Grammar School who died in World War 1
Talk given by Chris O’Brien

13 December (7.30pm)
The story of the courageous and resourceful Colonel Careless, who in one of history’s most enthralling incidents, hid Charles II in an oak tree not far from Wolverhampton.
Talk given by Elaine Joyce


On Tuesday 8 October, 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