||Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on Sunday
20th June, 1897 at Windsor Castle. A public holiday to
celebrate the jubilee was held two days later on Tuesday
22nd June. Celebrations were held throughout the country.
Streets were decorated with flags and bunting, parties were
held, and jubilee memorabilia including books, mugs and
medals was on sale in the shops. There were ox-roastings,
firework displays, and jubilee beacons on hilltops.
many publications to celebrate the event included an
illustrated business review of Wolverhampton, published by
the Industrial Publishing Company, based at Bearwood Road,
Smethwick. The booklet gives a wonderful and unique insight
into some of Wolverhampton’s many factories, and retailers,
at a time when business was booming, and the town and its
shops were prosperous. It is full of fascinating information
that will appeal to anyone who is interested in the town’s