Happy Battle of Wednesfield Day! -On Friday-Saturday!

Big Day tomorrow! Its the Anniversary of one of Britain’s most important historic battles. The day the Vikings were defeated by the Mercians (Saxons at the Battle of Wodensfield – the battle gave its name to our Village of Wednesfield. Plus, it halted the spread of Vikings. Otherwise we could all be speaking Danish now…

Back in 2014 I moved a motion in full City Council and
It read – “This City Council recognises the importance of the Battle of Wodensfield, which took place in August 910 ,within the current City Boundaries. We wish to ensure the historic significance of this battle by declaring that the City Council flag is flown over the two day Anniversary (5/6) August annually. We further request the City Council to investigate and report back to Cabinet, ways in which this historic event can be marked to regenerate and develop our local economy.”

I just checked with senior Officers at City Council and they confirm “The Council are committed to supporting the commemoration of the Battle of Wodensfield. We will be flying the flag on both the 5 and 6 Aug, and sharing the history on our social channels”.

Wish everyone a ‘Happy Battle of Wednesfield Day’ on Friday & Saturday!

Photograph-Cllr Phil Bateman with the City of Wolverhampton Flag back in 2014.

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