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Wolverhampton in Vintage: Stunning Photos from 1975 to 1986

Beautiful Vintage Photos of Wolverhampton From 1975 to 1986

Wolverhampton is a city, metropolitan borough, and administrative centre in the West Midlands, England. Historically part of Staffordshire, the city grew initially as a market town specializing in the wool trade. During the Industrial Revolution, it became a major centre for coal mining, steel production, lock making, and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles. The economy of the city is still based on engineering, including a large aerospace industry, as well as the service sector.

Large numbers of black and Asian immigrants settled in Wolverhampton in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. It is also home to a large proportion of the Sikh community. Natives of the city are called “Wulfrunians”. Wolverhampton became a metropolitan borough in 1974, as a result of local government reorganization, and was granted city status on December 18, 2000.
Take a look back at the city through 36 fascinating images taken by David Rostance from 1975 to 1986. For more vintage photographs, visit Rostance’s Flickr site.
Queen Square, March 1976
Railway Street, April 1975
Darlington Street, April 1975
Lichfield Street, April 1975
Lichfield Street, June 1975
Connaught Road, January 1977
Chelsea Football Fans outside Wolverhampton railway station, May 1977
South Street, July 1977
West Park, October 1977
Remembrance Sunday, November 1977
Anti-racist demonstrators, Molineux Street, March 1978
Tettenhall Road, January 1979
Stafford Street, May 1979
Court Road, August 1979
Mander Centre car park, November 1979
Chapel Ash, February 1980
Chapel Ash, May 1980
A contretemps at the junction of Lord Street and Merridale Road, June 1980
West Park, June 1980
Wolverhampton Ring Road, December 1980
Allen Road, February 1981
Newhampton Road West, February 1981
Mander Centre, August 1982
Pedestrians crossing the junction of Darlington Street and Red Lion Street, May 1984
Wulfrun Centre, May 1984
Darlington Street, May 1984
Wolverhampton railway station, August 1984
Whitmore Reans, June 1984
Allen Road, June 1985
Fun Fair at West Park, June 1985
North Street, June 1985
Queen Square, June 1985
Tettenhall Road, May 1986
Rain shower, May 1986
Princes Square, July 1986
Lichfield Street, July 1986

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