Wednesbury market was once well-known throughout the surrounding area for reasonably-priced, high quality produce. Every Friday many people travelled here from the surrounding towns to do their weekly shopping.

An earlier view of the market before the clock tower was built.

A slightly later view from the same location showing a tram about to turn right into Walsall Street, on its way to Walsall.
A view from the 1930s, when the trams had been replaced by trolley buses. On the left is T. A. Collins, boot and shoe maker, and next door is a book and stationery shop run by R. Price. Next right is the Home & Colonial grocery store, and on the corner of The Shambles is the shop of P & K Price Limited, costumier.
The northern side of Market Place in the 1950s. On the right of the Maypole Dairies shop is Burton Tailoring, then Woolworths. Next door is Martins Bank, which opened in 1951. It became part of Barclays Bank, and is now occupied by the West Bromwich building Society.
A view of Market Place in the early years of the twentieth century. A postcard produced by Ryder & Son of Spring Head.
The well-known Market Place clock tower, built in 1911 to commemorate the Coronation of King George V. Designed by C. W. D. Joynson.

A view of Market Place from just before the First World War showing the now Grade II listed clock tower.

A postcard by Ryder & Son showing Upper High Street in the late 1890s, which was part of the old coach road to Darlaston. In 1726 a turnpike was erected near the junction with High Bullen under the terms of a turnpike Act, passed in 1726. The Act allowed the trustees to collect tolls for 21 years, during which time the road would be repaired and improved. Because the repairs had not been completed within that time, and money borrowed had not been repaid, the Act was extended to 1748, and subsequently to 1771. 

The Post Office, the Town Hall, and the Art Gallery. The Post Office, originally single storey, opened in 1883. The Town Hall was built in 1871, at the rear of the Public Offices, built in 1867. It officially opened on 26th June, 1874, and was remodelled and extended in 1913. The Art Gallery opened on 4th November, 1891. The ornate terracotta frontage has a relief portrait on each bay of the first floor. They are of Christopher Wren, Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Flaxman and Sir Isaac Newton. Above the doorway are two niches containing busts of Wilson Lloyd, Chairman of the Art Gallery Committee and of Mayor Richard Williams. It was built as a result of a bequest left by Mary Richards, widow of industrialist and art collector Edwin Richards.
A view of Wednesbury Golf Club which was in Holden Road. The club, founded in 1908 had a nine hole course built on land leased from the Patent Shaft and Axletree Company. By 1914 it had 170 members, but the ladies were not allowed to play after 12am on weekends or Bank holidays. In 1938, the club's last year, there were 180 members. After the Second World War, due to the shortage of housing, the council purchased the land on which to build the Golf Links Estate.
A view of 'Honest Munchin's cottage on Holloway Bank. It is marked with a cross. His real name was George Clifton, a collier and prize fighter who became a preacher. He was born in 1704 and died in 1789. The cottage was demolished in 1934. 
The top image shows the Congregational Church in Russell Street, built in 1848. After a great increase in attendances, Trinity Congregational Church (lower image) was built in Walsall Street at a cost of £4,300.
St. Paul's Church in Wood Green Road was built by the Elwell family of Wednesbury Forge in 1874. It is built of stone, and consists of a chancel, a nave, aisles, vestries, a north porch and a western tower with a spire containing a clock and eight bells.
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church was built in 1872 to the designs of Mr. Gilbert S. Blount of London. It is in early English style and consists of a 6 bay nave with a clerestory, north and south aisles, a chancel, chapels, and a tower.
St. John's Church in Lower High Street was built of local yellow-brown peldon sandstone, and consecrated on 13th May, 1846. In the late 20th century attendances fell, and the derelict building was demolished in July 1985.

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