Following the fascinating, tangential debate about the Freemasons Arms in Walsall, sparked by reader Ann Cross and her wonderful articles about the Royal Exchange, in Walsall Wood, Ann has scanned the following photo from a book, which can hopefully help the debate along a little.
Just to add a bit more to it, this is the same photo as the one from A Click in Time that Kate mentions in her comment.
I don’t know the year, my book just says early twentieth century.
To anyone reading, I heartily recommend the A Click in Time service for old local photos. It’s a bit clunky in the user interface, but shows just what a vast range of incredibly diverse images are held by Walsall Local History Centre. Do take a look.
Thanks to Ann Cross and those commenting for their continually enlightening and thoughtful contributions. You’re all brilliant.