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NATALIE Cole at the Bilston Craft Gallery is keen to hear from Bugle readers who have memories of Phoenix Glass, a company that had a factory in the town from the 1930s to the 1960s. She asks,...

Keith Harrison’s sketches of the benches he is creating for Bilston Town Centre. #ActsofMaking

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18th Century English Bilston Battersea Enamel Patch Box

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Bilston enamel nutmeg grater, c.1780. Decorative vitreous enamels were made at Wolverhampton, Wednesfield, Birmingham and other places but the largest and most famous production was at Bilston. The artists and craftsmen of Bilston not only enamelled the boxes and other trinkets but others in the town also made the boxes and trinkets for enamelling and engraved the plates from which transfers for enamelling were made. The main period for the production of these enamels was roughly 1760 to…

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31 July 1992 visiting Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Diana was in town for the opening of the city's police headquarters on Bilston Street and arrived as tabloid speculation over her private life was reaching its peak.

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