Horseley Fields ran down the centre of a dense area of housing, which has now disappeared. Most of the local shops which supplied this community with its everyday needs were situated here. Horseley Fields was also the site of the old workhouse which was built in 1700 and closed in 1840, when the Union Workhouse in Bilston Road opened. In recent years the road has changed beyond recognition. All of the shops and most of the buildings are gone. Some of the old factories still survive but have very different uses today.

The photograph opposite shows the western end of Horseley Fields where it joined Victoria Square. Today this is part of the bus station site. The pub opposite is the Little Swan which also had an entrance in Piper's Row. The shop on the corner is an amusement arcade and the shop on the left is Carefree Personal Products.

This view is also looking towards Victoria Square and is from about 100 metres further along the street. On the left is Woodalls clothes and shoes shop, followed by G. J. Rennison Ltd. who was a butcher, the Express Valet Service who were dry cleaners, G. Wootton's shop and Tom Phillipson who sold sweets and tobacco.
Another view of Woodalls shop showing the entrance to St. James' Square. This became an important bus terminus for buses from Willenhall and Walsall.
Looking along the northern side of Horseley Fields towards Victoria Square. The building opposite is Bouchers Direct Supply Warehouse and the building next door is occupied by Motor Paints Limited. The building to the left is George Wilson's betting shop and to its left is Banks's New Inn pub. The building at the end of the street was the old railway offices.
Another view of George Wilson's betting shop and the New Inn.
This view shows the northern side of the street looking away from the town centre. On the extreme left is Bradshaw Street and on the corner is K. D. Biddlestone's second hand shop. Next door is the M & B Star Vaults pub. The tall building is the Mount Zion Methodist Church.
Another view of the church. Mount Zion Methodist Church opened in 1867 and was a non-conformist chapel.
A view of the shops next door to the church, during demolition.
Some more of the once plentiful shops. Opposite was a general stores and to the right, immediately before the wide entrance was the Not Quite New Shop. To the right of the entrance was the Sound of Music shop which sold guitars, drums, amplifiers and accessories.
This final view is of the south side of Horseley Fields looking away from town. On the right is Wing and Webb Limited, an industrial ironmongers. To the left was J. Willetts family butchers shop, Wulfruna Antiques and J.B. Jones.

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