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Bradshaw’s Guide

Birmingham to Wolverhampton and Stafford

*viá* Stour Valley

Warwickshire : Edgbaston

Here are some fine Botanical Gardens.

Soho.

Staffordshire : Smethwick

Close at hand is the Summit IronBridge, over the Canal, of 150 feet span.

Staffordshire : Spon Lane

Here, in 1851, the glass for the Great Exhibition was made at the celebrated factory, which employs 1,200 hands.

The next station on our route is that of

Staffordshire : Oldbury

In the vicinity is an old camp.

We are then whirled on past the station of Albion to

Staffordshire : Dudley Port

This is a very busy station, forming as it does the junction of the various lines to Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Worcester, Burton, and Derby.

Staffordshire : Tipton

Here are extensive chemical works.

Deepfields, Ettingshall Road, and Monmore Green are next in succession. They have no particular interest. Leaving these, we soon arrive at

Staffordshire : Wolverhampton

This ancient town, which in Saxon times was noted for its college, founded by Wulfruna, sister of King Egbert, and thence called Wulfrunes-hampton.

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