Black Country Bugle, Nos. 984 - 1009
No. 984 (7 Jul) includes 'Wolverhampton Civic in its Art Deco Prime', article about the Civic Hall (pg 2).
No. 986 (21 Jul) includes 'Tumultuous Rioting at Bilston Police Station, 92 Years Ago', article about an incident on 21st july 1919 (pg 3); 'Old Wednesfield Trap Maker's Becomes a Heritage Asset', John Williams & Sons, Crescent Trap Works, Wednesfield (pg 6); 'See Your Country on the All-New AJS', images from the 1931 AJS motorcycles catalogue (pg 17).
No. 987 (28 Jul) includes 'When Wolves Wielded Willow at Wombourne', Wolverhampton Wanderers' 1949 team take on Wombourne Cricket Club, with named team photo (pg 30); Ettingshall Church Cricket Club team photo from around 1960, with team names (pg 32).
No. 989 (11 Aug) includes 'South Staffs Territorial Machine Gunners', photo from 1930s (pg 4); 'Library Exhibition on Wolverhampton Theatre History', Wolverhampton Photographic Society display at Central Library, Wolverhampton (pg 15); 'St Peter's Old Boys, Wolverhampton', team photo from 1952-53 St Peter's Old Boys football club, some team members named (pg 31); 'Famous Name in Dudley Road Team', team photo of Dudley Road School junior league football team of 1937, some team members named (pg 31).
No. 990 (18 Aug) includes 'From Two Wheels to Four - AJS Commercial Vehicles', with images of several vehicles (pg 2); 'Bygone Age of Holiday Travel at Bantock House', brief history of Bantock family holidays linked to exhibition at Bantock House (pg 7).
No. 991 (25 Aug) includes 'Testing Time for Trucks in Bilston', test ground at junction of Moseley Road and Willenhall Road, Bilston, leased by Morris Commercial Cars Ltd in 1927, with photos (pg 3); 'Sankeys Colleagues in Bilston Home Guard', named photo of Joseph Sankey and Son Home Guard - see also issue no. 962 (pg 4); 'School Photo Signed by Wolves Legends', Walton Road Junior School, Wednesbury, football team 1949-50 photo signed by the then-Wolves team (pg 27).
No. 993 (8 Sep) includes 'A Young Man Joins the Institution of Production Engineers', including reproduction of Grand Spring Dance, Star & Garter Hotel flyer (pg 18).
No. 994 (15 Sep) includes 'Celebrating Local Talent', featuring Scott Matthews (pg 7); 'Whatever Happened to the Queen Square Cannon', brief history of Queen Square, with photos (pg 17); 'Historic Church Building', Lord Bilston to reopen refurbished Bilston Methodist Church (pg 22); 'Graiseley Junior School Rounders Team', team photo from around 1954 (pg 32).
No. 995 (22 Sep) includes 'Building Made to Serve the Community', refurbishment of the Lewis Street School building at Bilston Methodist Church and Community Centre, Bow Street, Bilston (pg 3); 'Tettenhall Dicks...', feature about local fruits (pg 7).
No. 996 (29 Sep) includes 'Blakenhall Footballers...', photo of Blakenhall St Luke's football team from the 1943-44 season (pg 32).
No. 998 (13 Oct) includes 'When Lighting Up Wolverhampton Was a Gas', postcard image from about 1910 of The Holloway, Compton, featuring a gaslamp (pgs 1 & 9); 'Wolves FA Cup Winner Who Died Tragically Young', brief history of Wolves player David Wykes (pg 31).
No. 999 (20 Oct) includes 'Mon on the Oss Unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1866', short feature about the Prince Consort statue in Queen Square (pg 5); 'RAF Cosford Project Throws New Light on Wartime Wanderers', links between RAF Cosford and Wolverhampton Wanderers (pg 27); 'Eastfield Senior Boys with Cup', named photo of Eastfield Senior Boys School football team in 1963 (pg 32); 'Oxley Stars in the Forties', named photo of Oxley Football Club in the 1943-44 season (pg 32).
No. 1000 (27 Oct) includes 'Bilston Debates Boundary Changes at Town Hall', proposals drawn up by the Boundary Commission to change Bilston's representation in Parliament (pg 6); 'Bilston Quasi Arc Cricketers in the 1950s', named team photo from around 1957 (pg 32).
No. 1001 (3 Nov) includes 'How the Ramrods Brought Rock 'n' Roll to Bilston', local pop group from the early 1960s (pgs 1 & 16).
No. 1002 (10 Nov) includes 'Continuing Adventures of a Bilston Beat Band', more about The Ramrods (pg 16); 'Bilston Works Footballers from Oxford Street', partially named photo of Woden Transformer Limited football team in the 1960s (pg 31); 'Wolves 1893 Officials Named', further information about photo in issue 998 (pg 31).
No. 1003 (17 Nov) includes 'Cricket Tays at Bilston', group photo of tea ladies at a Quasi Arc cricket match, Bilston, in 1957 (pg 31); 'Graiseley Rounders Girls', further names supplied for photo of Graiseley Junior School rounders team in 1954 - see also issue 994 (pg 32).
No. 1004 (24 Nov) includes 'Old St Jude's Musical Classmates', group photo of the Recorder Group at St Jude's Junior School around 1963 to 1964 (pg 3); 'How Big is the Black Country?', list of local authorities by size in acres in 1948, plus 1948 map showing authorities (pg 6); 'More Names of Bilston Cricketers', further members of Quasi Arc cricket team - see also Issue 1000 (pg 32).
No. 1006 (8 Dec) includes 'Christmas Party at Wolverhampton Leather Works', photo enscribed Leather Words Ltd Xmas party 1930 (pg 2); postcard of Queen Square with Christmas greetings dated 18th December 1906 (pg 9); 'Whitmore Reans Boys...', photo of Whitmore Secondary Modern Football B Team around the early 1960s (pg 32).
No. 1007 (15 Dec) includes 'Yuletide Fare - Thirties Style', photo of W D Warren butchers shop, Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, taken in the early 1930s (pg 1).
No. 1008 (22 Dec) includes 'Christmas at Holy Trinity', named photo of children in the nativity play at Holy Trinity RC Infants and Junior School, Bilston, around 1969 (pg 1); 'Christmas at St Peter's', very brief history of St Peter's Collegiate Church with dates of Christmas services (pg 4); 'Wolves and Albion Stars at Wombourne', photos of signatures in a members' book from Wolves' visit to Wombourne Cricket Club in 1949 (pg 18).
No. 1009 (29 Dec) includes 'Coal, Glorious Coal, in 1860', brief history of the coal mining industry in the region with map of the South Staffordshire coalfield in 1860 (pg 3); 'Former Stations on the Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Line', including photo of Low Level Station (pg 4).
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