From 1 January 2019, the Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society (WCHS) and the Wolverhampton Literary and Scientific Society (WLSS) are managed by a new umbrella organisation called The Wolverhampton Society.  A single team of willing volunteers will ensure the continued success of both, well-loved, local societies.  

The current structure, in visual form.


The Wolverhampton Society can trace it roots back to 1880, when,
following a visit by Charles Dickens in his penultimate, the Wolverhampton Literary and Scientific Society was formed to promote these subjects by a group of “town worthies”.

The Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society can trace its roots to the 1960s, with the formation of separate Civic and History and Heritage Societies. These merged in 2010 and form the present day Society (WCHS).

Our Aims

The Wolverhampton Society aims to promote the history of the city and its people, buildings and places and to promote a wider interest in
science and literature in the city.

Our Methods

We host talks by expert speakers on various topics and encourage and support civic, cultural and local history projects.

A recent talk held on electrical genius, Tom Parker. It was also the Richard Rhodes award night.

We will continue to erect the city’s famous Blue Plaques, which commemorate significant individuals and events linked to Wolverhampton.

Finally, the society wants to encourage Wulfrunians to re-discover their sociability and actually come out once a month, meet up with old friends and make new ones.  

If you love Wolverhampton why not join The Wolverhampton Society and help us to promote the city’s history, landscape and rich cultural heritage?  

Meeting old friends and making new ones. Will you be one of us?