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William Evans Son and Co Ltd, Hardware and Ironmonger, Wolverhampton.

William Evans Son and Co Ltd, Wolverhampton.

William Evans Son and Co, Hardware and Ironmonger, Wolverhampton.

A testament to better times.

I came across this little gem in School Street, Wolverhampton the first time we were here a couple of years ago. Unbelievably, despite its city centre location, it has been empty scince 1999. All things considered, it has survived remarkably well. Of course, the first thing that attracted me is what is effectively a Ghost Sign – that of the painted name of the business – William Evans Son and Co Ltd – Hardware and Ironmongers.

The building was originally a brass foundry. The two upper floors had machinery powered by a steam engine operating a pulley system. Apparently when the shop closed, it was discovered these upper floors were still pretty much intact from those days.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 5 May 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • F/4
  • 1/60 sec
  • ISO 100

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