November 2021: Monthly Update from the Archive

Posted Monday, November 1, 2021 by Heidi McIntosh under Uncategorized

Now that we have digitised a broader spread of topics, this the start of a monthly update, featuring a thematic selection of photographs from the collection…November is the month of Remembrance Day.

Our first photograph dates from April 1981 and shows Stanley Le Fleming laying a wreath in the snow at the grave of his brother, William Kelland Le Fleming of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who died in November 1918, at Cannock Chase Military Cemetery. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).

Our second photograph shows St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Adbaston, near Eccleshall in March 1970. Above the entrance door was a wooden plaque inscribed to William Wakeley of The Outlands, who died on 28 November 1714, aged an incredible 125 years old!

Our third image shows a souvenir programme of the Empire Palace in Queen Square, Wolverhampton, printed on satin from 24 November 1899. It had been sent in to the newspaper by a reader, Mr W. C. Yates, and was featured in February 1957.

Finally, this month also means that we are now into Movember, so how about taking some inspiration from some of these gentlemen, believed to be members of the Wolverhampton Trades Council, photographed outside St Peter’s Collegiate Church in around 1908.

Woman discovers rare photo of her mother in 1960s on E&S archive

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Chris Leggett under News Uncategorized

Sisters Wendy Chater and Jane Lloyd, from Netherton, with the photo of their mother Alice Griffiths, who was a chainmaker in their hometown from the 1960s through to the 1980s and was in a photo at work, which ended up in the E&S digital archive

A woman has snapped up a rare photo of her mother at work in the 1960s for a chainmakers after spotting it on the Express & Star’s archive website.

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Picture archive has been labour of love for partners

Posted Friday, March 8, 2019 by admin under News

Brian Lester, Scott Knight, Sue Beardsmore, Heidi McIntosh, Chris Leggett and Dave Bagnall

From late relatives to lost landmarks, Black Country residents have been enjoying a trip back in time using the Express & Star Photo Archive.


More than 2,000 users visit archive website in first 24 hours

Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Chris Leggett under News

Men axed when British Steel closed the Bilston works celebrate passing a welding test after retraining with Tony Rook, right, in Wolverhampton. Read more on this image here

Web users flocked to the new Express & Star photo archive website when the resource went live for free to the public.

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