by Mary Morgan

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Mary Morgan (nee Quick) was born in Hallam House, Lea Road, Penn Fields in 1936. She was raised in her parent's green grocery shop next door to St. Paul's church hall in Merridale Street. She attended Graiseley Girls Secondary School and later Old Hall Street Adult Education College. She was married at St. Paul's church, Penn Road, her husband being a Horseley Fields man. They lived in Hallett's Row, behind the Fox and were later rehoused in Ashmore Park.

Mary and her husband had intended to emigrate to Australia not long after they were married but they were involved in a motorbike crash shortly before they were due to leave and they had to abandon the idea. But their children made the change and Mary and her husband eventually joined them in Melbourne.

Mary has many memories of her life in Wolverhampton and her family prompted her to write her life story. She produced Chapter 1, which gives a vivid description of life in Merridale Street and Wolverhampton town centre during and immediately after the Second World War, and sent it to us.  We published it here as one of the earliest contributed articles on the site.  Shortly afterwards Mary emailed us to say she was ill and was moving to be nearer her relatives.  We have not heard from her since.

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