Molineux -


300 Years



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For 300 Years the name Molineux has been indelibly linked with the town of Wolverhampton, known throughout the World as the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, but only for the last 130 of those years. Built in 1720 as one of the finest private homes in the town, with large formal gardens, Molineux became in turn a hotel with pleasure gardens and a home for major exhibitions, and cricket and boxing matches and the home of cycle racing in this country, but then the local football club moved in and began developing a stadium in which the Wolves won famous victories against top European teams in floodlit friendlies, and inspired the creation of the European Cup. After both the hotel and the team and stadium fell into the depths of decay, they eventually re-emerged as the home of the City's Archives, and a magnificent home for a re-energised team which brought back European football, and local pride.

Product code: 9781781557792

ISBN 9781781557792
Publisher Fonthill Media
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW165xS8
No. Of Pages 90
Molineux is known throughout the World as the home of the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the most famous place in Wolverhampton, and this is the story not just of the stadium but the hotel and pleasure gardens which came before, and the private house built in 1720 which lent its name to a City institution.