A Market Town: Historical Photographs

This is one of a series of five image galleries relating to the heritage of Wednesbury high street. The photographs establish Wednesbury as a thriving historic market town. Until relatively recently, the successful market provided a central focus, bringing people and prosperity to the local area. Its unfortunate decline has had an impact on market stallholders, shops and the community as a whole. 

These galleries display heritage images that relate to Wednesbury high street and the Conservation Zone, demonstrating how the area has changed over the past 150 years. A large majority of these images are in circulation on various digital platforms; however they have been brought together here and organised into galleries by artist researcher, Jo Löki.  Images have been shared by Chris N Alan Bayley, Ian Bott, Colin New Hyde, Ken Roe, Mike Blackmore, Teresa Davies, Sandra Reid, Bev ParkerWest Lothian CouncilLeodisWednesbury in WorkThe History of WednesburyBarclays. A reference document of online sources can be found at the end. 

To see more, and to read captions, click on the photographs.