Union Street: Historical Photographs

This is one of a series of five image galleries relating to the heritage of Wednesbury high street. On a main crossways leading from Market Place, Union Street has long been the focal point of Wednesbury and its earliest history as a market town. It was the location of the pig market (The Shambles) and the buildings at the main junction still retain a great deal of their historical character. 

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.