These paintings were produced J. Reid, of whom we know nothing except that he was commissioned by George Bradney Mitchell to go out and record old Wolverhampton in the latter half of the 19th century.
The corner of Horsefair and Berry Street before Lichfield Street was extended eastwards. On the site today is Wulfruna Street and the Royal London Building with Princes Square on the extreme left.
This fine view of old North Street was painted from what is today the site of the Civic Centre looking towards Giffard House, which is hidden behind the buildings on the right. The fine gateway in the centre led to the Bluecoat School.
The view from the bottom of Stafford Street looking southwards up the hill towards the town centre. On the right at number 89 is Murray's shop.
The copies of the paintings were kindly supplied by Norman Keech. If anyone has any information about the artist or any of his local paintings please contact Bev Parker who would love to hear from you.

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