The Folds of Wolverhampton
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582658
- Availability: In Stock
When the Friends of the Black Country
Living Museum wanted an outside visit at short notice, Members Anthony and
Joyce Perry drew on their interest in local history and offered a guided walk
of the Folds in Wolverhampton.
A fourth fund-raising booklet which they
produced for St. Peter’s Collegiate Church, the Parish Church of Wolverhampton
where they worship, entitled “Wool Town Church”, looked at how the successful
wool and cloth trade enabled much of the Church to be rebuilt to a grander
scale in the 15th Century.
This research, together with access to City
Council deeds and help from Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies and
others, has encouraged the writing of the story of the Folds, together with
other alleys and courts. Note that the apostrophes have been restored as shown
in the old maps! Local connections with the wool and cloth industry are
examined, and the order in which the Folds are looked at allows the reader to
follow a circular route around the City Centre.
It is hoped this book will encourage interest in a part of Wolverhampton’s history which has not been given enough prominence, and that readers will want to find out more to add to the story.
|Dimensions||297mm x 210mm|
|Illustrations||black & white|