This page attempts to explain the significance and meaning behind The Broadway Inn Sign. Research is augmented with photographs of pub signs.


Inn Signs
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Background Information
This pub in Norton is called The Broadway because, appropriately enough it is located in a thoroughfare called The Broadway. The name of the street was adopted because, at the time of construction, it was considered to be a wide road like the region's other Broadway in nearby Dudley.

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Perhaps therefore it is a mystery why the inn sign depicts a sailing vessel floundering on the rocks. A nice painting though - almost Van Gogh in style!

The licensee reckoned there was a sailing boat of this name but I have only found references to a ship that saw action in the Second World War. Mind you, I'm just a land-lubber so what do I know?
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Inn Sign
Inn sign of The Broadway at Norton in Stourbridge [2001]

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I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
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