Category: Queen Street

Queen Street Through Time: Using Photoshop to Create Then and Now Images

Posted June 25, 2018 2:57 pm by Niki Harratt under Queen Street

In our latest blog post, Queen Street volunteer Gabriella De Rosa explains how we used Photoshop to create effective then and now images of Wolverhampton’s historic Queen Street. Wolverhampton’s Queen Street retains many of its historic buildings. While the various owners and occupiers have changed over time, many of the architectural details have endured. As... Read more »

Queen Street Through Time – Number 46 : The Public Dispensary

Posted March 12, 2018 4:54 pm by Niki Harratt under Queen Street

From 1826, a purpose built Public Dispensary operated from number 46 Queen Street, providing medical care and surgical relief to the deserving poor. By the mid-19th century, the Dispensary had entered financial difficulty and was considered inadequate to meet the needs of the growing town. A new general hospital was proposed and in 1849, the... Read more »

Heritage Photography Training Day

Posted February 21, 2018 9:58 am by Niki Harratt under Queen Street

As part of the Queen Street Townscape Heritage Scheme, we are hosting a series of exciting training and learning opportunities in the heritage field. Last month, we delivered a fantastic Heritage Photography training session for our Queen Street volunteers. In this post, volunteer Mitch Davie shares his experience along with some of his favourite photographs... Read more »

Queen Street and the Wolverhampton Suffragettes

Posted February 6, 2018 12:38 pm by Niki Harratt under Queen Street

Tuesday 6th February marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act which gave certain women over the age of 30 the right to vote. Although women were going to have to wait another 10 years to be on equal voting terms with men, it was nonetheless an important political... Read more »

Queen Street Through Time: An Introduction

Posted January 24, 2018 3:27 pm by Niki Harratt under Queen Street

As part of the Queen Street Townscape Heritage Scheme, local volunteers have researched the history of several properties along Queen Street. Our volunteers have used a range of sources, including documents, maps and photographs, to highlight areas of continuity and change. Their research findings will form part of an exhibition to be held at Wolverhampton... Read more »