7401897636 6925ed2c38 m
Malcolm X 1925 - 1965 International civil rights campaigner, advocated desegregated housing in Smethwick with his visit to Marshall Street in 1965 Recognize

Marshall Street / 13 West Park Road, Smethwick, United Kingdom

Holyhead house, hill top, west bromwich   2015 01 05   andy mabbett   02 crop
Captain Robert Edwin Phillips VC (1895-1968) Royal Warwickshire Regiment Born in West Bromwich Awarded the Victoria Cross 1917

54b, Hill Top, West Bromwich, United Kingdom

Robert edwin phillips street name sign, west bromwich   2015 01 05   andy mabbett   crop
Commemorating West Bromwich-born Capt. Robert Edwin Phillips, V.C. 1895-1968 Awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War

Edwin Phillips Drive, West Bromwich, United Kingdom

23931767329 f5ee0b81e8 m
Kings Head Clock The Kings Head was originally a coaching inn on the Birmingham Halesowen turnpike, dating from around 1790. The inn was rebuilt as now in 1905 by Holt brewery and the clock was commissioned and erected alongside at that time. It is a typical 'Chamberlain' pillar clock, several of which survive around Birmingham. Fabricated in cast iron by Glasgow firm J & A Law, it was originally gas-lit and hand-wound. Around the base of the colum were a horse trough and dog bowl, which survive to this day. It was removed from the Kings Head in 1971, to enable the road to be widened. The clock was fitted with an electric mechanism, restored and re-erected in 1979 in High Street, Birmingham, where it stood until June 2015. Birmingham City Council generously offered the clock to Sandwell Council, to enable it to return to Bearwood. Following restoration and renovation, the clock was re-erected here in 2015, within site of it's original home. Tempus Fugit

Hagley Road West, Bearwood, Smethwick, United Kingdom