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Dudley Street

To sum up a common feeling of the people we interviewd for The Way We Are project: it’s a shame that all the little and nice shops in Dudley Street are gone! As a result of “progress” and modernization in recent years the number of chain stores uptown

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Queen’s Cinema / Queen’s Ballromm

One of the thing that definitely changed in Wolverhampton is nightlife and entertainment in general: Queen’s Cinema is one of those places that everybody we interviewed talked about. © Wolverhampton Artchives & Local Studies, www.blackcountryhistory.org The Queen’s Cinema, with its own tea room, was designed by architects Robert Atkinson

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The bricks of W’ton

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Paddling Pool, Tettenhall Wood

The Paddling Pool in Tettenhall is an incredibly long-lived part of Wolverhampton, as well as one of the most enchanting. Here are a couple of photos from the good old days and some historical info from the Black Country History web site:   1930s © Wolverhampton Artchives & Local

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Some places never change…

All the people we interviewed for the The Way We Are project told us that the aspect of Wolverhampton has changed a lot during these last years. But there is a place that looks just timeless: West Park. Here’s the proof! © Wolverhampton Artchives & Local Studies,

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How much did a steak and kidney pie cost in the Fourties?

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Read Our Blog- The Way We Are

Weekly, from now on, we are going to post some reality bites of past life in Wolverhampton. The extracts will be selected from the interviews for the project The Way We Are. This is the first one, hope you enjoy it!

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Volunteer Singers Wanted! No audition, no experience necessary, just your commitment and enthusiasm.

What for? To join WOW community choir – open to women and men over 18, who want to get together and sing! Next choir session is on Wednesday 1st May, 7 – 8.30pm Room 4 Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley street, WV1 4AN. Just turn up and join

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Our hidden past – fascinating tales of ordinary women

The Way We Are Project has brought together different generations to find out about the changing lives of women in the city.  We have recorded women from 60 to 101 talking about their working and domestic lives. Young interviewers discovered that Wolverhampton was buzzing in the 40’s

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