Fly A Flag For the Battle of Wednesfield!

This is a campaign folks- Its about our heritage and our history. Wednesfield gets its name from a pitched battle that took place here in 910AD. It culminated in the Killing of 5 Danish Kings and stopping the Vikings from taking over what we now know as England. This ‘bloody’ battle stopped the Danelaw expanding out of Northumberland. It is one of Britain’s most important battles….yet very little is known about it because it was forgotten by history until lately. Yet if the Danes had won, we may all be speaking Danish now!Wednesfield Maga August edition 001

Wolverhampton City Council last year passed a resolution saying that they would fly the City Flag on every Anniversary of this great battle, and they will again on this up coming date. I am appealing to all our Wednesfield residents who fly the flag at home on St Georges Day, or for footballing or sporting events to also do likewise! I would also like to see Wednesfield businesses and Voluntary Groups doing the same!


“Don’t forget to raise a flag of St George or a Black Country flag from your home to remember the historic days on the 5-6th August when the Saxons defeated and killed 5 Danish Kings on the heathland of Wednesfield!

Thereby giving the Village its name of Woden’sFeld later to become Wednesfield.”

Be part of history folks, be proud of the Villages history. I like the Wednesfield magazines front page, as they celebrate the ‘Battle’. Inside the Wednesfield Magazine there is a report setting out all the details of the historic battle, its a great article written by our own Local Historian Ray Fellows. Its worth the £1 cost just for the Front Cover!

Make Wednesfield flutter by flying a flag on the 5-6th August!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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