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Two war memorials were erected in the town after World War I to commemorate the hundreds of men from the town who lost their lives in the conflict.The memorial park was opened in 1922 in honour of those killed in World War I.Willenhall suffered its very own great fire in 1659, when most of the town centre was devastated.Most common homes at this time were still made of wattle and daub with glassless wind-eyes (windows), properties easily razed by fire.The club merged with Willenhall Pickwicks in 1919 to form Willenhall FC, who achieved swift success as Birmingham and District League champions in 1922.However, the club soon fell into financial problems and went into liquidation in 1930.The town grew up around the Market Place and Stafford Street with many tiny streets crammed with houses, workshops and pubs.
THE FIRST DEATH BY THAT DISEASE TOOK PLACE ON THE 17TH AUGUST, THE LAST ON 4TH OCTOBER.
In the Middle Ages, Willenhall was included in the parish of St. Although there was a church in the village, people would have to travel to Wolverhampton for weddings and funerals. The present church is the third on the site, dating from 1867.