The internationally popular Tough Guy Competition is also held here twice yearly in January and July. It is organised by Billy Wilson of Tettenhall Horse Sanctuary.
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The name Perton now refers to this newer settlement with the old Perton being known as Old Perton or Perton Ridge. The only reminders of Perton's history is a Memorial in honour of all who trained at RAF Perton – many of whom gave their lives during the war – and remnants of air raid shelters which can still be found in the surrounding woodland.
A place where you can be out on our beautifully manicured golf course, playing tennis or relaxing in the bar with a meal from our award winning chef. Rapidly becoming the top venue of choice not only for golf but for Weddings and Functions.
Perton has two doctors' surgeries, two dentists, a chemist, an optician and a veterinary surgery.
The clubhouse is probably “the friendliest in the area” with a growing membership, making Perton Park one of the finest golf clubs in the Midlands. We offer a high level of service and facilities to all who pay a visit and offer a warm welcome to golfers and social guests alike.
Perton centre also has a fish and chip shop, a pub (the Wrottesley Arms) and an Indian restaurant. There is also a small café.
The annual Perton Carnival takes place on the May Day public holiday. It draws great crowds to watch the parade of floats around the Parkway from the Library in Severn Drive to the alternate venues of the 3 village schools. Attractions include a funfair and giant bouncy castle as well as entertainers. The main purpose of the Carnival is to raise funds for local voluntary groups.
Bluebell Wood was developed from a previous wood around an ex-RAF station. It is an internationally important site for bluebells and has a number of paths running through it. It is rumoured that Bluebell Wood is the site of underground WWII bunkers.
The remains of an RAF Station can be found in both woods due to the fact Perton was once an airfield.
Perton once again changed hands when Sir Walter Wrottesley purchased Perton manor from Richard Sackville, 5th Earl of Dorset in 1662. It then remained in the Wrottesley family estate along with many farms until it was sold in the 1960s.
Both Perton lakes are great places to spot three species of bats. Noctules are often seen flying high above the upper lake at dusk, common pipistrelle just after dark, and Daubenton's bats later in the evening catching insects from the water surface. A bat detector aids identification or join a Wild About Perton bat evening.
Perton Middle School is situated in the attractive South Staffordshire village of Perton on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. The school is focussed on developing its students for the next phase of education and adulthood in a secure environment.
Officially we are a unique blend, being both Anglican and United Reformed, which means we enjoy the riches, traditions, styles and freedom of both denominations!
Mallard and tufted and occasional pochard duck, mute swans, Canada geese, coots, moorhens, grey wagtails, heron and kingfisher can be seen on the two lakes and along the River Penk. In addition occasional visits from great crested grebe, reed bunting and water rail excite local birdwatchers. In summer months look out for damselflies and dragonflies and in the spring and summer look out for the speckled wood butterfly plus meadow brown, ringlet, gatekeeper, orange tip and occasional brimstone.
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Perton also has a pavilion located off Gainsborough Drive which has a car park, sports fields and a wood. Dippons Lane and a network of paths connects it to Bluebell Wood and its surrounding area. The Staffordshire Way runs within half a mile of Perton.
Perton centre has a food shop, pet shop, newsagent (including a post office), toy shop, DIY store, 2 charity shops, unisex hairdressers and two other stores in addition to a Sainsbury's supermarket.
In the period between the First and Second World Wars the site was used for barnstorming. On 22 June 1929 a famous aviation barnstormer named Alan Cobham went to Perton trying persuade local dignitaries that they should all have their own local airfields by making speeches and taking the mayors and officials of Walsall, Wednesubry, Wolverhampton, and Stourbridge for flights in his DH-61 Giant Moth (a ten-seater enclosed cabin aeroplane).
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Perton Middle School aims to be outstanding in everything that we do, working in federation with Codsall Community High School.
In 1523 it was sold to James Leveson, a merchant from Wolverhampton, and it eventually passed down to Richard Leveson, a sailor, who served aboard the Ark Royal in the English Navy and who fought against the Spanish Armada. He became a commander and in 1596 was knighted after playing a leading role in the Navy's attack on Cadiz. After many subsequent attacks against Spain he was appointed Vice Admiral of England in 1604.
In 1972, the Mander family sold the site of the former RAF station to a private developer for £5.5million, with the first houses being occupied within a couple of years and Perton being firmly established as a major residential area by the mid-1980s, by which time some 11,500 people were living there.
With exceptional greens and excellent drainage, along with constant improvements to the golf course and club house facilities, Perton Park is the ideal place to escape for business or pleasure. Just 6 miles from Wolverhampton City it offers fantastic views of both the Staffordshire and Shropshire countryside.
The Church at Perton is unique! We come from all different church backgrounds and none, which means we simply are, “The Church At Perton” - a family of faithful Christians who enjoy worshipping and growing together, also seeking to play our part in the local community and warmly welcoming all who join us.
There is another large wood across the Parkway [road] from Bluebell Wood, next to The Pear and Partridge.
In 1260 a warren was set up for the rashing of rabbits and the manor was held by John de Perton, heir to William, in return for eight days knightly service to the King of England in his wars against the Welsh.
The original Perton lay upon the slopes of Perton ridge down to the Bridgnorth road. 'Perton' derived its name from 'Pear Town' in reference to a particular type of pear which grows in the area. The original manor was owned by Edward the Confessor and then by the Abbot of Westminster. The abbey held Perton manor until 1162 when it was transferred to the monarch who in turn gave it to Lord William Perton.
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There is a strong and supportive partnership between home and school and an active Parents’ Association. The school has also forged partnerships with local schools, Universities, Colleges and the Children’s Centre at Perton Library.
In 1947 RAF Perton was abandoned and given to the Agricultural Land Commission with the Dutch camp becoming a refuge camp for Poles, Latvians and Lithuanians until 1950 when it was converted to housing and occupied until 1962.
More places such as Kinver Edge, Staffordshire, Aqualate Mere National Nature Reserve, Newport, Staffordshire, Dudmaston Hall, Shropshire and the Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley, Shropshire are within half an hour's driving distance.
An annual Springwatch Festival takes place in Perton Library just after Easter. The Festival is organised by Wild about Perton and brings together local organisations to celebrate local wild places and wildlife. Attractions include: making a bird, bat or bee box, badge making, wildlife artist, competitions and lots of things to do and see for families. Entrance is free.
In addition to the village centre there are also two farm shops, Brownies (on the Perton Bypass) and Bradshaw's; both are just outside the village boundary yet within walking distance. There is also another pub named The Pear and Partridge which is just inside the village boundary.
Perton is nearer to Wolverhampton than any other city. However, many residents also shop at Telford and Bridgnorth.
In 1987, there were plans for Wolverhampton council to absorb Perton and a number of nearby villages. However, these plans were highly controversial and ultimately never took place. One Perton councillor claimed that the people of Perton were against such a move as they were "keen to get away from Wolverhampton's bad image".
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