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Wolverhampton City Archives
Originally built as a town house for the wealthy Molineux family in the mid 1700’s, the Molineux Hotel is a Grade II listed Building.
Ravaged by fire in 2003, the building was restored with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is now the home of Wolverhampton City Archives.
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Helping Hand sessions are back! Monthly meeting events are back ! Family Sleuthing and Genealogy Courses are back!
On May 6 th 2023, The Coronation Ceremony which sees His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside Queen Consort Camilla, will take place at Westminster Abbey,London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Charles III is King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He was the longest-serving heir apparent and Prince of Wales, and on 8 September 2022 became the oldest person ever to accede to the British throne, at the age of 73.
As Heir apparent, Charles made several visits to Wolverhampton and during a visit in 1988, he expressed some disappointment in the state of the Molineux Hotel building. We hope his Majesty will be pleased that the building has been fully restored and of course in now the home of the City Archives.Housed in the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, are the Royal Archives. A collection of documents relating to the history of the British Monarchy over the last 250 years. The Royal Archives preserves the personal and officialcorrespondence of Monarchs fromGeorge III (1760-1820) onwards, as well as administrative records of the departments of the Royal Household.
We expxress Loyal Greetings to their majesties the King and Queen on their Coronation.
Wolverhampton Archives is a treasure trove of local history.
It holds collections of historical documents, deeds and records providing information about our past. These are our collective memories, allowing society to hold government and organisations to account.
These help us explore our identities, underpin research, inspire creativity and they connect generations with our stories from the past, to the present, to the future. Archive records available to the public help us to keep history alive.
Monthly family history helping-hand drop-in sessions. Click for more info.
Friends of Wolverhampton Archives, and Local Studies are an independent group promoting, supporting and encouraging interest in the work of the Archives.
FWA host Monthly meetings with guest speakers on local historical topics of interest, Family history Helping Hands sessions, family history sleuthing courses for beginners and packed monthly members newsletters - visit our join us page for membership.
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