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George William Watkins

The Express & Star of 7 September 1918 tells the story of the brave self-sacrifice of a Private Watkins, of 2 Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton. At the age of only 18, he was lying in hospital with trench fever, when he offered a pint of his blood to save the life of a sergeant in the next bed. 155 more words

Men Who Served

John Henry Blower

John was born in Wolverhampton in 1885, the son of Edward and Sarah Blower. In 1901, they were living at 5 Dukes Street, Wolverhampton, together with John’s brother, Albert E. 86 more words

Men Who Served

John Bernard Norris

John was born in Wolverhampton in 1891, the son of William Ratcliffe and Emma Jane Norris. In 1901, they were living at 7B Lower Villiers Street, together with his older brother, William Newland Norris. 100 more words

Men Who Served

The secret life of postcards 6

As this is the sixth outing for this series of posts let’s start with something different.

This is another aspect of the secret life of postcards – the writing on the back. 811 more words

20th Century

Centre 404 Quiz Night 2017!

Our annual Centre 404 quiz night is back and is taking place on Friday 3rd March from 6pm at St Luke’s Church. Familiar Centre 404 faces Bob and Derek will be compering the night whilst testing your knowledge alongside a delicious meal of curry, rice and naan bread. 71 more words

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It’s always midday.. or midnight

Our local clock on St Luke’s tower, and key local landmark,  is always set at just about 12 o’clock. There is a campaign to raise £37k to get this Vulliamy clock, dating back to 1827, working again. 56 more words

West Norwood

Charles Dickens free resources

7 February is Charles Dickens’ Birthday, have a look at the BBC History Charles Dickens  site for lots of content on Charles Dickens, including videos, a biography section, a quiz and information on Victorian London. 81 more words

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