SO9596 : Former Drill Hall (detail) in Bilston, Wolverhampton

taken 10 years ago, near to Bilston, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Former Drill Hall (detail) in Bilston, Wolverhampton
Former Drill Hall (detail) in Bilston, Wolverhampton
In a frivolous frame of mind, I did wonder whether Bilston had its own Captain Mainwaring active here during the 1940s.

However, the drill hall (Grade II listed) was built in 1901 for the 6th Staffordshire Regiment of the Territorial Army, who used it until 1936. A variant of the royal coat of arms still decorates the two storey building, which is now a very successful music venue accommodating up to seven hundred people. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

Noddy's Bar is named after Noddy (It's Ch-r-i-i-i-i-isstmas!) Holder, the front man of Wolverhampton most celebrated rock band, Slade. He and Lord Bilston (then just Dennis Turner MP) officially opened the Robin 2 Club in 1998, then returned in 2008 to open the adjacent Robin 2 Hotel.
SO9596 : Former Drill Hall, Mount Pleasant, Bilston
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
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Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
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Drill Hall 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 950 966 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0576N 2:4.4411W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 950 966
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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