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The Imperial while under transformation to a Wetherspoon's outlet. September 1997. (Stuart Williams)

The Imperial while under transformation to a Wetherspoon’s outlet. September 1997.
(Stuart Williams)

The final episode of the three-part history of the Walsall Imperial: this one deals with censorship, Sunday trading, the rise of televison, closure, conversion to a bingo hall and finally, its rebirth as a Wetherspoon’s. https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/the-walsall-imperial-1868-2014/the-walsall-imperial-3/

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May 1914, plans submittied to Walsall Council for the rebuilding of the Imperial.

May 1914, plans submittied to Walsall Council for the rebuilding of the Imperial.


The second of a three-part history of the Walsall Imperial: early films, censorship, the Battle of the Somme, talkies and Technicolor – the rise and the start of the decline of the Imperial https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/the-walsall-imperial-1868-2014/the-walsall-imperial-2/

The first part of a three-part history of the Walsall Imperial: Built in 1868 as the Agricultural Hall, it has been a corn exchange, public venue, concert hall, theatre, cinema, bingo hall and finally a Wetherspoon’s pub…https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/the-walsall-imperial-1/

The Imperial, 1899

The Imperial, 1899