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The Sir Tatton Sykes Hotel, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton

The Sir Tatton Sykes Hotel.

The Sir Tatton Sykes Hotel, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton.

A beautiful corner building.

Wolverhampton seems rather fond of its rounded corner buildings. This one links back to the former Butlers Brewery that I photographed a few days ago. The smaller building with the whitewashed wall just down the hill is the former Synagogue. At the top of the road on the left is the Royal London. But this building dates back to 1880. Opened as the Sir Tatton Sykes Hotel, , the first publican was a Frederick Spencer.

It was was handily close to the original High Level Station entrance, just behind the camera. It spent a while as a night club before falling empty. It is now a Bistro which, of course, is temporarily closed at the moment.

I found this earlier photograph of the junction:

A green Guy Wulfrunian (4070 JW) in front of the Sir Tatton Sykes Hotel.

The hotel somewhat obscured by the bus!

In fact, the bus is also of interest. It is one of the short-lived Guy Wulfrunian’s. Only 136 were built, and this was the only one which was trialled in Wolverhampton, but no further orders were placed. The irony here is that “Wulfrunian” is name given to someone who is born within the city limits of Wolverhampton. The vehicle is unusual in that it is a modern front-entrance bus but also has the engine at the front too. The failure of this effectively led to the demise of a once popular and famous manufacturer.

  • Taken: 3 Apr 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/8
  • 1/125 sec
  • ISO 100

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