The post here last Sunday discussing the Newtown area of Brownhills certainly created some interest and raised a few more memories and discussions – and one particular aspect caught the eye of reader and long term friend of the blog Tony Winn.
Tony remembers the Anglesey Arms with fondness, and generously supplied the above image of a cartoon drawing from the pub, made by a professional artist ‘Arrowsmith’ and featuring pleasant caricatures of the regulars, including Ralph and Amy Ferrie, who I commented I thought used the pub.
This is a remarkable bit of ephemera and I’m sure it will provoke many more memories of the characters concerned.
I thank Tony for his kind and lovely contribution. He wrote:
Following on from the mention of The Anglesey Arms on the A5 I thought you might like to see this sketch of some of the regulars who frequented the pub prior to it’s demise.
There are a few obvious faces, Ralph Ferrie, Amy Ferrie and ‘Daddy’ Shingler (as he was known in the pub) but it also features Jack Gerry who was the last landlord, Joe Brooks, George Marklew who worked at Poxon’s butchers, John Petty who owned a scrap business in Walsall and Keith Tomkins who had a fruit and veg stall on Walsall market.
After the pub was closed Mr and Mrs Gerry went to live in White Horse road near to their son who kept The White Horse pub for many years.
I think the sketches were done by an artist from the Express & Star, hope the picture comes across okay.
As I say, thanks so much for that – and if you have anything to add, please do. Comment her or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!