Molineux is known throughout the World as the home of the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the most famous place in Wolverhampton, and this is the story not just of the stadium but the hotel and pleasure gardens which came before, and the private house built in 1720 which lent its name to a City institution.
Boulton Paul has been one of the great innovators of British aviation. They built more Camels than Sopwiths, the first all-steel airframe, the largest aircraft ever built in Britain, the first with a power-operated gun turret, the famous Defiant, the first single-engine turboprop, and are now world leaders in power control units and fly-by-wire.
The first great British aero-engine manufacturer Sunbeam made a vital contribution to victory in the First World War. Fitted to the first aircraft to torpedo a ship, the only one to fly at Jutland, they saw service on 3 continents. Sunbeams powered the R.34 airship, the first to fly the Atlantic east to west, and land speed record-breaking cars.