Some history of the Staffordshire Knot at Darlaston in Staffordshire
The Staffordshire Knot originally opened as a beer house and was located on the northern side of Pinfold Street, on the eastern corner of Catherine's Cross. It was not until April 1936 that the house gained a full licence. It was transferred from the New Inn on King Street.
Dating from the early 1930s, this photograph shows the Staffordshire Knot in the livery of Atkinson's Brewery Ltd. of Aston in Birmingham. In the Edwardian period the building was operated by John Rolinson and Son Ltd. of Netherton. Surviving into the 21st century, the building has a lovely exterior of glazed brickwork. I assume that this work was undertaken in 1904 because in March of that year the magistrates approved plans for alterations. It was not a total rebuild of the house, but a significant improvement to the exterior.
More information on the Staffordshire Knot at Darlaston to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Staffordshire Knot from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Staffordshire Knot. There is information on Darlaston and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Because he chose to take a short cut on the wrong side of the traffic island at the junction of Catherine's Cross and Pinfold Street,
Darlaston. John Henry Walker, of 29 Mill Street, Darlaston was summoned for failing, as motor van driver, to conform to the traffic signs and was fined 10s. For
failing to keep proper records of hours and journeys he was ordered to pay 4s. costs."
"Ten Shilling Short Cut"
Walsall Observer & South Staffordshire Chronicle
January 14th 1939 Page 14