An article from the Express &
Star, 7th January, 1932.
Princess Street Widening
Scheme for Wolverhampton Council
Wolverhampton Town Council adopted a
resolution by the Public Works Committee in
which the widening of Princess Street was
foreshadowed. In order to set back to the
new frontage line defined by the Council in
January, 1929, it was decided to buy for
£18,000 from Trust Houses Limited, 1,048
square yards of land, with frontages to King
Street, Princess Street and Queen Street.
Buildings on the land
included the Talbot Hotel and the Reindeer
Inn, with the licenses attached. Next Monday
the Council will receive from the Public
Works Committee a resolution dealing with a
street improvement on that portion of the
west side of Princess Street lying between
King Street and Queen Street.
Subject to contracts
being approved by the Town Clerk, it is
proposed that land belonging to the
Corporation at the rear of the improvement
line be sold on terms indicated below.
Five hundred and sixty
five square yards, fronting Princess Street
and King Street to be conveyed to the South
Staffordshire Permanent Building Society at
£15 per square yard, making a total of
One hundred and ninety
square yards fronting Princess Street, to
be, conveyed to Messrs. W. Butler and Co.
Ltd. at £15 per Street and King Street,
having an area of 293 square yards to be
thrown into the street.
A joint scheme for the
development or the land providing for the
erection of new licensed premises of Messrs.
W. Butler and Co. Ltd., and offices and
shops by the building society on those
portions of the land agreed to be sold to
them to be carried out by the companies,
plans and elevations to be approved by the
Borough Surveyor to
carry out the necessary street works, at an
estimated cost of £450. Finance Committee to
borrow the money necessary to meet the net
expenditure involved in carrying out the
street improvement. The whole of the
arrangements to be subject to the consent of
the licensing justices so far as their
consent is necessary.
Public Works Committee
to be empowered to make such alterations and
adjustments in the terms for the purchase of
the licenses as are necessary following the
decisions of the licensing justices.
following article appeared in the Express &
Star on the 12th January, 1932
Princess Street Improvement
Scheme Adopted by Wolverhampton Council
Development of a
central site associated with the proposed
widening of Princess Street was discussed on
Monday by Wolverhampton Town Council, who
adopted the Public Works Committee's report
following the purchase for £18,000 of land
and buildings from Trust Houses, Ltd.
The scheme includes the
sale of land to the South Staffordshire
Permanent Building Society and to Messrs. W.
Butler and Co. Ltd., at £15 per square yard,
a total of £14,325, including £3,000 for the
licenses of the Talbot Hotel and the
Reindeer Inn. An area of 293 square yards is
to be thrown into the street, and a
development scheme of new licensed premises,
shops and offices is foreshadowed.
Proposing the adoption
of the report, Alderman Myatt mentioned that
the cost to the Corporation for street
improvements would be roughly £4,000.
Replying to Councillor Simpson, who had
expressed disappointment that there was no
intention of widening King Street, Alderman
Myatt said the matter had been under
He mentioned a suggestion to run from
Princess Street, through an improved St.
John Street, into Victoria Street, but
pointed out that valuable business premises
prevented the committee tackling the