Calling local historians – Wolverhampton’s sixth History Fair

Wolverhampton’s Archives & Local Studies is to hold its sixth annual History Fair at the Molineux Hotel building on Saturday 14 November.
A popular event, the History Fair sees several groups and organisations come together to discuss aspects of Wolverhampton’s history with members of the public. Amongst the history and heritage societies In attendance will be Lost Wolverhampton’s Billy Howe and the Wolverhampton Archaeology Group. Youngsters attending with parents will have the chance to meet ‘Queen Victoria’ and hear about her 1866 visit to Wolverhampton through interactive storytelling throughout the day.

A Black Country Museum display from 2013’s History Fair

Wolverhampton Archives houses a huge collection of memorabilia, photographs, film and audio recordings, electoral registers & indexes to births, deaths and marriages as well as a collection of maps, census returns, newspapers, books and local records from schools, churches, clubs, societies and businesses.

The History Fair opens at 10am and runs until 4pm, with admission of £2 per adult, £1 per child, payable on the day – no booking is required. Visit the Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage website for further information and directions to the Molineux Hotel building.

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