What is Wednesfield Known For?
Wednesfield is a town and historic village in Wolverhampton and the West Midlands metropolitan county. There are about 22,000 people living in Wednesfield. The town is made up of three wards; Wednesfield North, Wednesfield South, and Fallings Park.
Industry was once the thriving sector in the town of Wednesfield. Traps were the foremost export, including traps for pests and trespassers as well as locks. Coal mining was also a prominent business, given that Wednesfield is geographically part of the Black Country area known for large scale heavy industry operations during England’s Industrial Revolution.
Wednesfield’s economy today runs on its thriving retail sector led by the growth of Bentley Bridge Retail Park. Office spaces, community facilities, and entertainment establishments round out the town’s offerings. Wednesfield’s industrial past lives on through plants located south of the town’s former railway line.
Bus services connect Wednesfield to other areas in Wolverhampton as well as Bloxwich, Willenhall, and Walsall. There was once a railway station in the town that has since been closed, but there are plans for Wednesfield to be connected to the West Midlands Metro through the 5 W’s route.