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NEXT FWA Meeting is on Thursday June 6th.

Presented by Professor Chris Baker.

"John Louis Petit – his life and art".

The recently rediscovered paintings of the Victorian artist John Louis Petit have been described as one of the greatest artistic discoveries of the last century, and he has been labelled as a “Pre-impressionist”. This talk will describe Petit’s work and significance as an artist and a critic of church architecture but will also discuss his Wolverhampton and Black Country paintings of the iron and coal industry, and his position as one of the major landholders in the area, particularly around Bilson, Ettingshall and Lichfield.

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It holds collections of historical documents, deeds and records providing information about our past.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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