Looking down Railway Street towards Broad Street.

Railway Street started in Victoria Square near the Prince Albert public house and was removed to make way for the ring road. On the immediate left is the back of the Chubb Building and next to it is the end of Long Street. On the far corner of Long Street is the Employment Exchange and beyond it is the Squirrel pub.
Opposite the Employment Exchange in Railway Street were the offices of Can Lane Wharf which was used for loading and unloading coal from the canal barges.

Can Lane was the name of the street before the railway arrived.

Can Lane Wharf, Railway Street.

The Prince Albert pub looking much as it does today.

On the opposite side of the road is Parry's, which was one of the few real ironmongers that used to be in the City centre.

Although the shop was small there was a large storeroom and you could ask for almost any type of hardware or garden tool and they would have it in stock.

The friendly staff were always on hand to help, advice was readily offered and customer service was paramount.

The shop closed in the early 1990s and was sadly missed by many people.

The north side of Lichfield Street near Princes Square. 

Skidmore and Son, Lichfield Street.

The building opposite was occupied by Thomas Skidmore and Son who were Estate Agents and auctioneers.

Their weekly auction was well attended and all kinds of objects, household goods and furniture were on sale.

Before W.H. Smith moved to the Mander Centre the shop was in Lichfield Street, where it had been for many years. 

The building was demolished to make way for the extension to the Birmingham Midshires Building Society.

W.H.Smith in Lichfield Street.

Looking across Victoria Square to the Queen's Building.

Victoria square effectively disappeared when the north eastern corner consisting of the buildings in Piper's Row and Horseley Fields were demolished to make way for the ring road and bus station. The shops on either side of the Queen's building were demolished at the same time. In the photograph the building is still in its un-restored condition. 
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described Queen Street as "The finest street in Wolverhampton". It was named after Queen Adelaide, the wife of William IV. The street still retains its elegance and has changed little since the photograph was taken. The most obvious change is the building of the newsagent's shop on the vacant land at the bottom.

Queen Street as seen from the top of Horseley Fields.

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