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2023 Talks

All meetings (unless otherwise stated): doors open 7:00pm for a prompt 7:30 pm start

Tuesday, 10 January at Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0DD: Wolverhampton Built Grand Prix Cars – David Dungar.

Wednesday, 15 February at Pattingham Club, Pear Tree House, High Street, Pattingham WV6 7BH: They Rocked, We Rolled – Paul Morris on Wolverhampton’s 1950s-1970s Popular Music Scene.

Thursday, 23 March at Tettenhall Wood Institute (TWI), Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton WV6 8NF: Walter Gibbons, A Remarkable Wolverhampton Man – Bill Kelly on an early film producer/director, founder and manager of the London Palladium and co-founder of the Automobile Association.

Thursday, 20 April at TWI (see above) Wolverhampton WV6 8NF: These Are My Designs – David and Paul Fullwood on famous Wolverhampton born Victorian artist John Fullwood.

Thursday, 18 May at TWI (see above) Wolverhampton WV6 8NF: Talk by Jennifer Davies on The Early-Nineteenth Century in Upper Penn, based on the Tithe Map.

Thursday, 22 June at TWI (see above) Wolverhampton WV6 8NF: Clark Road Goes to War – Chris Twiggs on the thirteen men (so far identified) from Clark Road, Wolverhampton who served in WW1.

Thursday, 20 July at TWI (see above): Wolverhampton’s Second World War Air Ace – a talk by Mick Powis.

Thursday, 24 August at
Penn Bowls Club, 10 Manor Road, Penn, Wolverhampton WV4 5PY: Dora Penny and the Wolverhampton Old Rectory Connection to Elgar’s Enigma Variations – a talk by David Guest.

Thursday, 21 September at TWI (see above): John Wilkinson: Britain’s Greatest Industrial Inventor? – a talk by Richard Sells.

Tuesday, 24th October at Penn Bowls Club, 10 Manor Road, Penn, Wolverhampton WV4 5PY: Fallings Park-Wolverhampton’s Garden City Project – a talk by Ned Williams.

Thursday, 23 November at TWI (see above): The Founding & Running of Wolverhampton Transport Museum – a talk by Alec Brew.

Thursday, 21 December at TWI (see above): A Christmas Tale – a talk in seasonal costume by Lynda Sharpe.