This view is of the eastern side of the street looking towards Queen Square.

On the far right is H. Samuel's jeweller's shop, which is still on the same site today. Next door is Winter's confectionery shop and to its left is the N-B Wholesale Shoe Warehouse. The next three shops are Weaver's and on the corner of King Street is the Irish Linen Dept store. To the left of King Street is Stylo and Thoroughgoods shop. On the far left is the Lloyds Bank building.



Dudley Street has now been pedestrianised and so the pavements are gone. The shops that are to the right of King Street in the previous photograph have been replaced by the modern building. In 2000 when the photograph opposite was taken it included H. Samuel's (off to the right) and the Granada television shop.

The buildings to the left of King Street are much the same as in the previous photograph.


A winter view looking south down Dudley Street. King Street is on the left and St John's Street is on the right. On the far right is Dresdens tailors.








Today's view is very different. Many of the old buildings have now disappeared and the street has been widened.

A quiet Sunday morning scene in the late 1890's. On the left-hand side of the old 17th century house is a pub with the name Tom Townsend in the window.

The large sign advertises Frank Myatt's specially brewed ales. To the right is Bates Brothers' shop and the London & North Western, and Midland Railway parcel office. On the far right is the corner of Queen Street and Samuel's jeweller's shop.




A modern Sunday morning scene is quite different. Samuel's shop is still on the same spot today, although the original building has been replaced. Also still here is the fine building on the corner of Woolpack Street. 


The eastern side of the street in the early 1930's. Marks & Spencer on the far right is advertising 'back to school clothes'. Next door is George Mason's grocery shop and the Wolverhampton branch of Freeman Hardy Willis. On its left is Southan Brothers outfitters store.




This side of the street has changed very little. Marks & Spencer are still in the same building and George Mason's has been replaced by the local  Next branch. The pedestrianised street and the well positioned trees give the scene a very different atmosphere.

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