1925 to 1939
18th January. Police Constable Willetts murdered.
22nd January. Service held for Police Constable Willetts in St. Peter's Church.
20th June. Civic Reception by the Mayor on the return of Howard R. Davies after his second victory in the Senior T. T. motorcycle race at the Isle of Man.
1st January. A Knighthood conferred upon Charles Marston, J.P.
24th March. Wolverhampton Extension Bill, proceedings commenced before a Select Committee of the House of Commons.
3rd May. General Strike declared by the T.U.C. Congress. Bus and tram services ceased in the area.
21st May. Princess Mary visited Wolverhampton and opened the new Technical School. She also paid a visit to the Royal Orphanage.
31st May. Resignation of E.A.B. Woodward, Waterworks Engineer after nearly 34 years service.
1st June. B.L. MacMillan appointed as the new Waterworks Engineer.
3rd June. Beckminster Methodist Church opened.
4th August. Wolverhampton Borough Corporation Act, 1926, received Royal Assent.
15th August. Earthquake felt in Wolverhampton at 4-58 a.m.
22nd March. A general municipal election took place to elect 39 Councillors for the 13 wards of the new borough.
1st April. The new borough came into being, 13 wards created.
5th April. The first meeting held of the new Council representing greater Wolverhampton.
5th April. Alderman F.A. Willcock elected Mayor.
29th June. Total eclipse of the sun in England. Wolverhampton saw 99.8% of totality.
11th July. Record rainfall in Wolverhampton. 3.7 inches recorded.
2nd November. H.R.H. the Prince of Wales visited the town to open the Wolverhampton end of the Birmingham New Road.
20th November. Queen of Spain visited S.S. Mary and John Church, Snow Hill.
7th January. Hospitals Amalgamation approved.
28th February. Prebendary J.W. Morison died. He was the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town, for 46 years.
31st December. The resignation of F.E. Warbreck Howell, Town Clerk for over eight years. J. Brock Allon, formerly Town Clerk of Dudley, appointed as a replacement on December 3rd. He commenced duties on March 11th, 1929.
1st January. Wolverhampton and Staffordshire General Hospital was designated as the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton.
26th March. New Cattle Market opened. Site occupied l.5 acres between Cleveland Road and Bilston Street, at a total cost of £70,000.
8th April. The death of Sir Charles Tertius Mander.
3rd May. New Rector of St. Peter's, Rev. R.L. Hodson, inducted.
29th September. Ordination at S.S. Mary and John's Church, Snow Hill.
17th December. Death of David Webster, Chief Constable of Wolverhampton.
28th December. E. Tilley appointed Chief Constable.
28th December. Death of the Countess of Dartmouth.
21st to 23rd March. Conference of No. 6 Rotary District at the Baths Assembly Rooms.
22nd March. Address by Home Secretary, Hon. J. R. Clynes, M.P. at the Baths.
31st March. Last Meeting of the Board of Guardians, who went out of office.
1st April. The Board of Guardians were succeeded by the Public Assistance Committee.
1st July. Appointment of F.J. Wrottesley, K.C., as Recorder of Wolverhampton.
30th September. Opening of the new Branch Library at Low Hill.
21st October. Visit of Lord Jellicoe.
23rd October. Death of Brigadier General T.E. Hickman, D.S.O., Wergs Hall.
26th October. Death of J.E. Underhill, at Tettenhall Wood. Admitted to the Rolls in 1854. Believed to have been the oldest practising Solicitor.
3rd December. Grammar School Extensions opened by Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire.
17th February. Opening of St. Paul's new church hall.
28th February. First reunion of the Wolverhampton Boer War Veterans.
25 March. Lichfield Consistory Court granted faculty for closing St. Peter's old churchyard.
13th April. Reorganisation of the School system came into operation.
27th April. Presentation to Alderman Levi Johnson by his colleagues in commemoration of 50 years unbroken service on the Town Council.
30th June. Jubilee of Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary.
23rd September. Lord Dartmouth laid the Foundation Stone of the Royal Orphanage new Junior School with Masonic honours.
2nd October. A.J.S. voluntarily wound up.
7th October. Prince George laid the foundation stone at the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College.
9th November. Alderman John Lewis elected Mayor.
16th January. Death of Sergeant major Stratford aged 102 years.
25th February. Death of Alderman John Lewis, Mayor of Wolverhampton.
6th March. Dedication of Memorial to the late Sir Charles Tertius Mander in St. Peter's Church.
7th March. Opening of Lea Road Congregational Church.
14th March. Alderman Haddock (Deputy Mayor) was elected Mayor for the remainder of the Municipal year.
23rd April. Wolverhampton Wanderers won the championship of Division 2 of the Football League and gained promotion to Division 1 after 26 years' absence. In this season the Wanderers also won the Central League and Staffs League Championships.
31st May. Cottage Homes School, Wednesfield closed.
23rd to 25th June. Coming of Age celebrations at the Girls' High School.
25th June. Opening of the new Baptist Church, Dunstall Road.
5th September. The Gaumont Cinema, Snow Hill opened.
29th September. Wolverhampton automatic telephone exchange opened.
4th to 8th October. East Wolverhampton Liberal centenary celebrations.
8th November. Visit of Princess Helena Victoria on behalf of the Y.M.C.A.
16th December. Opening of the new Municipal Baths, wash houses and library at Heath Town.
19th December. Opening of the Good Companions' Clubs, Horseley Fields and Bushbury Hill.
8th February. Death of E. Barker Chairman of Directors of Wolverhampton Wanderers' Football Club.
24th March. Wolverhampton Corporation Electricity Department distributed 100 million units of Electricity during the year.
1st April. Wolverhampton Borough extended by the addition of Penn and Low Hill, increasing the number of wards from 13 to 15 and membership of the Town Council from 52 to 60.
3rd April. The foundation stone was laid at the new offices of the South Staffordshire Building Society in Princess Street.
26th April. Death of Sir Horatio Brevitt, Town Clerk of Wolverhampton, 1882-1919.
30th April. Death of Sam Wells Page, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Royal Orphanage.
22nd May. Alderman Henn Chairman of the Health Committee opened the new extensions at the Wolverhampton Borough Hospital.
20th February. Death of G.R. Thorne, an ex-Mayor of Wolverhampton and former M.P. for East Wolverhampton.
5th and 6th March. First Schools Festival in Wolverhampton.
27th March. Opening of the new offices of the South Staffordshire Permanent Building Society in Princess Street.
3rd May. Archbishop of Birmingham opened the new extension at St. Chad's College, Old Fallings.
25th May. Water first supplied from the new Dimmingsdale Water Works.
28th May. Foundation stone laid at St. Joseph's new Roman Catholic Senior School by the Archbishop of Birmingham.
31st May. Death of James Beattie, founder of J. Beattie, Ltd., Victoria Street.
3rd June. Ancient Order of Foresters, Centenary Service at St. Peter's Church.
20th and 21st June. Staffordshire Agricultural Society's Annual Show at Merridale on land lent by Alderman A.B. Bantock.
29th June. Opening of the new Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Old Fallings by the Archbishop of Birmingham.
6th October. Wolverhampton Freemasons' centenary celebrations.
20th November. Opening of St. Peter's Church Senior Schools.
11th February. Appointment of C.O. Langley as Borough Coroner in succession to A.C. Skidmore who resigned owing to ill health.
24th May. St. Paul's Church centenary services commenced.
20th June. Opening by Lady Joan Legge of the William Henry Fowler Playing Fields.
6th July. Collation of Rev. Prebendary R. L. Hodson, Rector of St. Peter's Church as Archdeacon of Stafford.
20th July. Appointment of Canon John Brierley as Rector of St. Peter's.
30th November. Institution of the Rev. Canon J. Brierley as Rector of Wolverhampton.
15th December. Poor Children and Widows Christmas Fund inaugurated by "Quaestor" (Express & Star) and established as an annual event.
20th January. Death of King George V.
23rd January. Edward VIII proclaimed King.
11th March. Death of Lord Dartmouth at Patshull House. Funeral at Patshull.
28th May. Opening of £76,000 extension scheme at Wolverhampton Generating Station, Commercial Road.
31st July. Royal Assent to Wolverhampton Corporation Act.
2nd September. Retirement of George F. Chell, Secretary of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College, after 52 years' municipal service.
14th December. King George VI. proclaimed King.
22nd December. Death of Mrs. Emma Sproson the first woman to be elected a member of Wolverhampton Town Council.
13th January. Death of Dr. Ernest Darby, organist of St. Mark's Church for 38 years.
17th January. First service to be broadcast on radio, from St. Peter's Collegiate Church.
28th February. Heath Town Congregational Church Jubilee.
5th May. T.A. Warren, Director of Education for the Borough, elected President R.I.B.I. at Bournemouth.
12th May. Coronation Day festivities.
17th May. Death of Dr. F. Edge, associated with the Royal Hospital for 45 years.
31st May. F.J. Wrottesley, K.C., Recorder of Wolverhampton, appointed a Judge of the High Court.
8th June. The Coroner's Court proclaimed in Wolverhampton.
13th June. Dr. Kempthorne's last sermon as Bishop of Lichfield in St. Peter's Church.
6th to 10th July. Royal Agricultural Show, Wrottesley Park.
18th July. Death of A.E. Cheshire, associated for 60 years with Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary.
12th August. Death of Alderman Levi Johnson, "Father" of the Town Council and an Honorary Freeman of the Borough.
18th August. D. Davies, K.C., appointed Recorder of Wolverhampton in succession to F.J. Wrottesley, K.C.
11th September. The Odeon in Skinner Street opened.
22nd September. Dr. S. Woods enthroned Bishop of Lichfield.
9th October. Civic Welcome in the Town Hall to Dr. S. Woods, new Bishop of Lichfield.
21st October. The first community hall in the Borough opened at Low Hill.
28th October. Lady Mander, Mayoress laid the foundation stone of the permanent buildings at Wolverhampton Children's Holiday Camp, Kingswood.
2nd to 16th November. St. Peter's Church Restoration Fund raised £l0,000.
9th November. Presention by members of Town Council and Chief Officials of a Silver Salver to W. Small, formerly Chief Reporter, Express and Star.
25th November. Death of H.J. Whittick, Editor of the Express and Star for 15 years.
20th December. The ABC, Bilston Street opened.
22nd December. W.H.O. Sharpe, K.C., appointed Recorder of Wolverhampton in succession to D. Davies, K.C.
14th January. Capt. Eyston entertained at a Civic Luncheon at the Victoria Hotel.
14th January. "Thunderbolt" exhibited in the town, proceeds in aid of the Royal Hospital.
25th January. The Northern Lights seen Wolverhampton and the Midlands.
8th February. Death of Alderman A.B. Bantock, three times Mayor of Wolverhampton and an Honorary Freeman of the Borough.
February. Wesleyan Chapel, Bilston Road dismantled and converted into a factory.
24th March. Rain fell in the town, the first registered at the Express and Star Meteorological Station for 21 days.
29th March. Centenary meeting of St. Paul's Provident Society, in St. Paul's Church Hall.
12th May. Lord Dartmouth opened Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
15th May. First Celebrity Concert in the Civic Hall, organised by Old Royals' Association.
18th May. Lady Harrowby opened extensions to the Queen Victoria Nursing Institution, Bath Road.
24th May. Staffordshire Grand Lodge of Freemasons first assembly in the Civic Hall.
14th June. Appointment of Mr. Arnold Richardson as Borough Organist.
25th June. Opening of Wolverhampton Airport, and pageant.
26th July. Opening by Lord Dartmouth of extensions at Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary.
15th August. Death of Alderman J.F. Myatt, J.P., Mayor 1917 to 1918.
11th February. Record attendance, 61,315, at Molineux Grounds to see Wolves v Liverpool, fifth round F.A. Cup Tie.
7th March. Celebration of Rev. Father Lockett's Silver Jubilee of Priesthood.
19th March. Unveiling of a brass memorial in Queen Street Congregational Church to the late Alderman A.B. Bantock.
23rd April. The Mayor, Councillor G.E.J. Luce, laid the foundation stone of the Garden Hall for Old Age Pensioners, erected by public subscription at the initiative of "Quaestor" (Express & Star), on land adjoining St. George's churchyard.
29th April. Wolverhampton Wanderers in Final of the English F.A. Cup at Wembley. Result: Portsmouth 4, W. Wanderers 1.
25th May. Inauguration by the Mayor, Councillor G.E.J. Luce, of a Library at Home at the Royal Hospital.
28th June. Duke of Gloucester visited Wolverhampton Boys' Clubs.
29th June. Service of Thanksgiving in St. Peter's Church, following the restoration of the church.
21st July. Consecration by the Bishop of Lichfield of St. Martin's Church, Rough Hills.
25th to 28th July. Visit of Queen Mary to Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Stafford and Himley.
3rd September. England declares war on Germany.
28th September. Opening of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Fordhouses.
30th September. Dedication by the Bishop of Lichfield of St. Oswald's Church Hall, Penn.
30th September. Stone laying ceremony at new Congregational Church, Low Hill.
6th November. Opening of the Wolverhampton Garden Hall for Old Age Pensioners by the Mayor, Councillor G.E.J. Luce.