Queen Square.

Down to earth; Prince Albert on the move again. In the early 1970s the road layout in Queen Square was changed and the statue moved uphill near to its original location. 
This view of Darlington Street shows some of the shops that were on the site of the modern car park below the Methodist Church.

A few doors down to the right, just off the photograph was number 42 which used to be Oscar Rejlander's studio. He was Wolverhampton's most famous photographer.

The shop may be remembered when it was occupied by Bookland & Company in the 1960s.

Darlington Street.

North Street.

Shapes hairdresser's shop supports a newly painted sign which was designed and painted by graphic designer Tim Bradburn, whose family business was Bradburn and Wedge, the well-known car dealers. On the left of Shapes is the Queen's Hotel which was later called Brannigans and is now known as Edward's. In the distance is the telephone exchange.
The bottom of Cheapside and another view of the Queen's Hotel.

Dudley Street immediately before pedestrianisation.

The character of Dudley street has greatly changed for the better since this photograph was taken.

In those days it was very impersonal, whereas today the removal of the cars and the addition of trees and seating has given the street a much friendlier atmosphere.

The bottom of Dudley Street where the entrance to the Wulfrun Centre now stands. The building in the centre has been demolished.

The alleyway to the right used to lead to a courtyard containing a dairy and several small businesses. Cliff and Halifax were one of the leading local television rental companies that grew with the popularity of television in the late 1950s and 1960s.

The company was the main local rental dealer for Murphy televisions.

Dudley Street.

Tower Street.

All of the buildings in the photograph except for the Wheatsheaf pub on the left have disappeared. They were demolished in 1981 and after being used as a car park the area was  redeveloped when the Bilston Street Police Station was built.

On the right is The Home Brew Shop. Home brewing was very popular in the early 1970s and a number of shops selling beer and wine kits could be found around the City centre. This one had a good reputation for quality goods at a reasonable price. The tall building in the background is the Clifton Cinema.

Another view of Tower Street showing Ansell's Clifton Lounge public house.

The pub adjoined the Clifton Cinema at the back.

Tower Street.

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