Join the Freemasons – for a pint

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.

Ann said:

Hi Bob,

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.

Many thanks


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.

A very interesting image supplied from an unnamed book by reader Ann Cross. This is the same image shown on Walsall’s ‘A Click in Time’ that Kate mentioned, but better quality. Date unknown, click for a larger version.

This entry was posted in Environment, Features, Followups, Fun stuff to see and do, Interesting photos, Local Blogs, Local History, Local media, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Shared memories, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community, Walsall Wood stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Join the Freemasons – for a pint

  1. Andy Dennis says:

    The building on the right is the old Woolworth’s. This was on the eastern side of Park Street. Burton’s is not the one we were taling about.

    Hopefully this link works –

  2. Pingback: Standard bearer | BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog

  3. rogerdboyle says:

    Lovely branch of Burton’s: 26 park Street, is that correct?
    I assume this is now demolished … ?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.