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February 2019

A Victorian “Me Too” Story? “Scandal at The Star”

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0DD United Kingdom
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£2

Let esteemed local historian, Kate Hartland-Westwood take you back to a Victorian tale with very modern connections. The Star Theatre, in Bilston Street, Wolverhampton was a well-known and popular venue which attracted large audiences in the pre-cinema era. The Star specialised in gory Victorian melodramas and not for nothing was…

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March 2019

Rough Hills: An East-End Story

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0DD United Kingdom
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Author Derek Mills hosts a talk on his book of the same name: "In 1953, a shy 4-year-old moved with his parents from the warmth and security of life with his grandparents in Bushbury to start a new life in a new house on a new estate. We were the…

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April 2019

The “Pub Quiz” of Wolverhampton

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0DD United Kingdom
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It's time for the 2019 "Pub Quiz" of Wolverhampton! This is our annual local history quiz night, in tribute to the late, great, Keith Farley. A team quiz of up to 6 quizzers per team. £2 per player, with a bar that's open late!   Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road…

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May 2019

Thomas Telford in Shropshire

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0DD United Kingdom
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June 2019

Local Conscientious Objectors in the Great War

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0DD United Kingdom
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July 2019

The Merridale Cemetery “War Walk”

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merridale Cemetery, Jeffcock Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7 + Google Map

Join Quintin Watt on a set of guided walks around the peaceful surroundings of Merridale Cemetery. Meet up with other like-minded folks at the Cross of Sacrifice inside the cemetery. The talk will focus on those who gave their lives for their country in the Great War and will spotlight…

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Carribee Island – Improving Them Away Altogether

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0DD United Kingdom
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  Carribee Island was one of the most notorious neighbourhoods in Victorian Wolverhampton and was home to a substantial population of Irish immigrants. Historian Simon Briercliffe takes a closer look at the area and looks into whether the neighbourhood, and particularly its inhabitants, were what legend has made them out…

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August 2019

A History of Wolverhampton’s Victorian Jewish Community

August 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
St Silas, Long Street
Wolverhampton,
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Join Andy Sloane in Wolverhampton's former synagogue to learn about the community that founded it. Tickets are £2 for all, please book a place by contacting enquiries@wolverhamptonsociety.com

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September 2019

The Merridale Cemetery “War Walk” 2

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merridale Cemetery, Jeffcock Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7 + Google Map

Join Quintin Watt on a set of guided walks around the peaceful surroundings of Merridale Cemetery. Meet up with other like-minded folks at the Cross of Sacrifice inside the cemetery. The talk will focus on those who gave their lives for their country in the Great War and will spotlight…

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A History of the Jewish Community in Victorian Wolverhampton

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Silas, Long Street
Wolverhampton,
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The Jewish community of Wolverhampton provides an insight into a unique point in British social history. Join historian Andy Sloane to take a look into who the founding members of this community were, what challenges they faced and what kind of fate awaited them. The event is hosted at St…

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