Some history of the Old Talbot Inn on High Street at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.
More information on the Old Talbot Inn at Smethwick to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Old Talbot Inn 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 Old Talbot Inn. There is information on Smethwick and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Mr. Harold Bates, licensee of the Old Talbot Inn, Smethwick, told Smethwick magistrates yesterday that a Pakistani had grasped
him by the throat when he asked him to go to another room in the house which was less crowded. Last night Mr. Bates said: "We have no colour bar, and all
coloured people are welcome so long as they behave themselves," Earlier, Pritam Singh , of 81 King William Street, Coventry, was fined a
total of £12 with £7. 16s. 0d. costs for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Det. C. Poole."
"Man Seized Me By The Throat"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : May 29th 1956 Page 2