Talk:West Bromwich

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Didn't Noddy Holder come from Wolverhampton ? Cabinscooter (talk) 07:35, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

I didn't think that 'Ozzy' Osborne had any connections with West Bromwich. Ozzy was born in Aston, Birmingham.Cabinscooter 20:09, 11 June 2006 (UTC) Also, I understood that Frank Skinner came from Smethwick.Cabinscooter 21:11, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

According to his official and unofficial websites, Frank Skinner grew up in Oldbury. True, he was born in Sandwell General Hospital,probably as it was the nearest maternity ward but this seems rather a tenuous reason to put him on this site. Cabinscooter (talk) 07:38, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

"Most of the coal deposits were found below the ground a mile or so west of Broomwich Heath, and so the "new" town adopted the name West Bromwich." I think someone has just made this up! AFAIUI, the village was called West Bromwich to distinguish it from Castle Bromwich. Dadge (talk) 17:16, 7 March 2012 (UTC)


Well it's the second monthly improvement drive. So what's to do?

These are my suggestions:

  • Merge Historic population section with History section.
  • Move West Bromwich Town Hall section to it's own article and npov.
  • Change Communications to Transport and expand.
  • Add Politics section
  • Add more demographic information
  • Add Geography section
  • Expand Religion section
  • Move local dialect to top and lose heading.

Finally, do we need the quotes section? - Erebus555 19:59, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Political control in the late 19th and early 20th C (History section)[edit]

I would be amazed if the Liberal Democrats did indeed hold this seat in 1885, and from 1886 to 1910, as that political party wasn't formed until 1988!

I think perhaps this should be amended - I presume the seat was actually held by one of the Lib Dem's forerunners, the Liberal Party?

Petecollier 15:57, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Indeed it was the Liberal Party! I'm the one needing the slapped wrists... - Erebus555 20:39, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

West Bromwich Dialect[edit]

The Dialect spoken 50 years ago in West Bromwich was not Black Country nor Birminham. It had its own distinct sound. "aw am ya air kid?" "am yow alrite air kid!" meaning "how are you my friend?" and "are you ok?". Today only a few older people remember the spoken West Bromwich accent which appears to have been forgotten by many. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:19, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Not even its best friend would think of the Public as "cuboid". Perhaps, somewhere in it, there might be a double cube, but that would be something else.Delahays (talk) 00:08, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

On a more serious note, the last inhabitant of Charlemont house is one thing. But who was it built for, when, and why? The earls of Charlemont are well documented as irish and later UK peers, and originated from the Oxfordshire Caulfeild (sic) family. One of their descendants was the great Highland road engineer. William Caulfeild, who died in 1767. a later earl of Charlemont had a helper in the Irish Parliament called Sneyd, a name not unknown in West Bromwich. How did they come to the Sandwell valley?Delahays (talk) 16:23, 30 October 2012 (UTC)