Presentation to Wolverhampton Archaeology Group (WAG) on 22 January 2022

By Doug Bickley

Watercolour painting of the Wrottesley Observatory, reproduced by permission of the Royal Astronomical Society library

Some of you may remember a talk that I gave a while ago about Lord Wrottesley (1798-1867) and the observatory that he built and operated near Wolverhampton. I was approached a couple of years ago by Wolverhampton Archaeology Group to give a presentation to them. Since then lockdown has come and gone and we rearranged the talk. This was fortuitous in some ways because Steve Wootton and I had made a couple of site visits since and I could bring the talk up to date. The observatory, or what is left of it after 180 years, is on private land and I invited the landowners to the talk.

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