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Founded 1822 Chance Bros was one of Britain's foremost producers of sheet glass, optical glass and lighthouse equipment Closed 1981

Chance House - Spon Lane South, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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The parkland of Warley Woods was landscaped by Humphrey Repton for Samuel Galton in the 1790s and opened to the public in 1906

Warley Woods, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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Site of the THREE SHIRES OAK An ancient marker of the boundaries of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire uprooted circa 1900

1 Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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Site of James Watt's Smethwick Engine This engine pumped water back up the Smethwick locks from 1779 until 1891

Bridge Street North / Rolfe Street, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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In Rolfe Street stood the Theatre Royal One of the largest provincial theatres in the country. Opened 1897 Closed 1932

Smethwick Rolfe Street Station, Rolfe Street, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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Boulton & Watt's Soho Foundry Established in 1796 for the production of their renowned steam engines. The site was bought by W & T Avery in 1895

Foundry Lane, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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Originally the Smethwick Public Building Built in 1867 by the Local Board of Health and used as the main library since 1928

Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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Smethwick Cross Tollhouse built circa 1820 This road was part of the Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Dudley Turnpike 1760 - 1876

Smethwick Cross Tollhouse, High Street, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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John Tradescant 1608-1662 Royal Gardener Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012

Shakespeare Garden - Lightwoods Park, Bearwood, Smethwick, United Kingdom

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The Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was marked by planting of 5 oak trees in this park.

Smethwick Heritage Centre, Victoria Park, Smethwick, United Kingdom