Some history of the North Western on High Street at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.
More information on the North Western at Smethwick to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the North Western 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 North Western. There is information on Smethwick and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Two magistrates inspected a frosted-glass window at the North Western Inn, High Street, Smethwick, yesterday, to find out if it
was possible to see into the smoke-room. They returned to the court and dismissed summonses brought against the licensee, George Holyhead ,
for selling or supplying drink out of licensed hours: the barman. Edward Riley , of 195 Great Arthur Street, Smethwick, for aiding and
abetting, and Stanley Douglas Lavill , of 82 Auckland Road, Smethwick, and James Pretty , of 58, Mornington Road, Smethwick,
for drinking alcohol after hours. One of the magistrates. Mr. H. S. Welch, said: "There is an element of doubt in this case." It had been alleged that
police officers had looked through a chink in the window and saw the men with drinks in front of them."
"J.P.s See For Themselves at the Inn"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : October 19th 1954 Page 3