|Wolverhampton Polytechnic, now of course the
University of Wolverhampton, has a long and interesting
past, going back around 85 years before the present site
in Wulfruna Street was acquired. It began life as the
Wolverhampton Tradesmen's and Mechanics' Institute,
founded in about 1827 in a private house in King Street, which
was Wolverhampton's first adult educational institution.
Its complex story, up to the early years of the
university is told in the following parts.
tried to include photographs wherever possible, along
with maps and details from some of the many publications
produced by the establishment over the years. It is an
interesting story with a simple beginning that
eventually led to the formation of today's vast