Fallings Park

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Fallings Park is a suburb of Wolverhampton, West Midlands and a ward of Wolverhampton City Council. It is situated in the north-east of the city, bordering South Staffordshire and the Wednesfield North, Heath Town, Bushbury South and Low Hill and Bushbury North wards. It forms part of the Wolverhampton North East constituency. Fallings Park ward covers over 5,000 properties in the following areas - Longknowle, Newbolds, Scotlands, Underhill, Willows.

A 50-house model housing exhibition was erected by Wolverhampton council at Fallings Park in 1908, but the planned housing estate was never completed due to the outbreak of World War I in 1914.[1]

Local amenities[edit]

In the area there is a fire station, many shops, a petrol station, three churches, a number of schools and two pubs, The Golden Lion and the Bird In Hand. A third pub, the Great Horse was situated on Prestwood Road, and attracted celebrities such as former footballers Sir Geoff Hurst and Alan Ball, as well as darts start Phil Taylor and boxer Joe Egan for charity events under former landlady, Sylvia Johnson, before closing in March 2009.[2]

History[edit]

The bulk of the area of Fallings Park around Wimborne Road was built in the 1930s with many of the houses retaining the World War II Air-raid shelters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Development of housing". Wolverhampton History. 2005-12-22. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ "500 pay tribute to city landlady Sylvia Johnson". Express & Star. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 


Coordinates: 52°36′N 2°07′W / 52.600°N 2.117°W / 52.600; -2.117