Wednesfield Road, Wolverhampton
- Reference Number: P/6830
- Date: 1921
- Level: Item
- History Note: The Viking Cycle Company was founded in 1908 by Mr. Alfred Victor Ignatius Davies, with premises at 5, Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town. At first, its main business was focused on motorcycle and bicycle repairs. However, with the post First World War (1914-1918) boom in the demand for bicycles, the company also began to build bicycles. In 1928, the works moved to larger premises in Broad Street. As production continued, space again became a premium, and they moved again to Princess Alley, Wolverhampton, in 1935. Another building was also purchased a year later at Midland Chambers at 34, Princess Street, to house the showrooms and offices of the company. Bicycle manufacture continued with an extensive number of departments involved in the various stages of production. During the Second World War (1939-1945), production temporarily switched from bicycle to munition production. The company were formed into a limited liability company in 1939.
- Format: Photograph
- Description: Looking towards Wednesfield, showing the boundary between Wolverhampton and Heath Town. To the left are the premises of L. Martin the boot repairer and Viking Cycles. Further down on the left can just be seen the Congregational Church. The junction with Heath Street is on the right. Note the tramlines and the overhead lines introduced in 1921.
- Terms:Bicycle industry
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Wolverhampton Archives, Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
- in such a poor physical state that looking at them would cause damage
- documents containing sensitive personal information about living people
- on loan to another institution
- known to have existed but never received
- temporarily mislaid
- most conveniently consulted in another format, such as on microfilm
- a collection of files or an object rather than a single file or item that can be consulted in the search room
- a library book available on open shelving
Image orderingRequest this item through the copying service
Sorry, this document cannot be ordered.
There are several reasons why documents cannot be ordered. They may be:
In order to ask us direct questions about specific documents and items, we do need you to use your Reader account, please register with us if you do not yet have one. We would like you to register even if you have no intention of visiting us at the Archive, thank you.
Alternatively, you can order this image from our shop.
Click "Order this Image" to proceed to the ordering options on how you would like your image.