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The Norton Inn Erdington

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
The Norton. My favourite pub, in it's hay days:)
And just before it was demolished to make way for a Lidl store:cry:
 

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Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi froth good mornining to you
how long as that norton been demolished
yes it was a real hum dinger of a pub many years ago in its hay
day . it must have been the seventies the rot started to
settle in there , our kid used to used that pub in the fifties
he used to live in pype hayes rd right up until the clearance
of the area he worked down bagot street at the midland dairy all is life and then retired and put out to pasture
he still ives local up padmore rd along with another sister -inlaw of mine she lives at the juction of padmore
i beleive many years ago there has beenmany a shooting and stabbing during the latter part of the norton history ;
have a nice day froth ; best wishes astonian ;;
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
hi froth good mornining to you
how long as that norton been demolished
yes it was a real hum dinger of a pub many years ago in its hay
day . it must have been the seventies the rot started to
settle in there , our kid used to used that pub in the fifties
he used to live in pype hayes rd right up until the clearance
of the area he worked down bagot street at the midland dairy all is life and then retired and put out to pasture
he still ives local up padmore rd along with another sister -inlaw of mine she lives at the juction of padmore
i beleive many years ago there has beenmany a shooting and stabbing during the latter part of the norton history ;
have a nice day froth ; best wishes astonian ;;


The Norton as been gone for about 3 or 4 years Astonian, I think:rolleyes:
Nice photos of the Navi Brian.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
My late father in law worked as a gardener for the breweries including looking after the bowling greens which a number of pubs had (before they became car parks) and I think the Norton was one of them, we are talking 1930s to 1950s, can,t check with him he died in 1986 aged 86.... Eric
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
My late father in law worked as a gardener for the breweries including looking after the bowling greens which a number of pubs had (before they became car parks) and I think the Norton was one of them, we are talking 1930s to 1950s, can,t check with him he died in 1986 aged 86.... Eric

It had a nice green Eric. Brian could tell you more about it
 

Big Gee

master brummie
Some time in the early seventies I was driving back from London and gave a lift to a hitch-hiker on the A45 (I often gave lifts in those days; today - never!). This bloke asked if I was going anywhere near Tyburn Road, which I was, and if I could drop him off at The Norton. He said he was the manager, and his car had conked out while he too was on his way back from London. All I can recall of him was that his name was Ken, and he was one hard-looking character, but good company. When we got to The Norton he asked if I'd like to come in 'for a few', but I declined....

Big Gee
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Here you are Frothy, a nice image of The Norton in its Heyday.

Phil

Erdington Kingsbury Rd The Norton.jpg
 
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Paul Higgins

master brummie
Some time in the early seventies I was driving back from London and gave a lift to a hitch-hiker on the A45 (I often gave lifts in those days; today - never!). This bloke asked if I was going anywhere near Tyburn Road, which I was, and if I could drop him off at The Norton. He said he was the manager, and his car had conked out while he too was on his way back from London. All I can recall of him was that his name was Ken, and he was one hard-looking character, but good company. When we got to The Norton he asked if I'd like to come in 'for a few', but I declined....

Big Gee

I can only ever remember Horace Stokes as the landlord of the Norton in the early '70's- I am sure he was there in the '60's as I remember him catching me nicking books from a jumble sale in the gardens about then. in the late '70's somebody else took over, but I can't remember his name. Probably a good job you declined the drinks- he might have bought you a couple, then gone out and pinched your motor!
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
The Norton painted by our resident painter Eric...

See post #30 below for painting
 
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Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
Your probably right Harry But when Eric was asking for colours so he could paint it, I for one couldn't think of the door colour so I think blue was settled on
 

Paul Higgins

master brummie
The last few years I used the place the doors were red, but weren't they also a natural dark wood, well varnished at one time?
 

sistersue61

master brummie
The doors were definitely blue at one point, my "Aunty" Dot worked in Braggs just round the corner and we used to wait for her by the Noton - that would have been early 70's
Sue
 

frozenuk

Brummie
do you remember the Norton? (Now a Lidl)

My Mother used to be a barmaid there from 1979(ish) then she was in charge of the Lounge serving the food front of house.

Colin was the manager when I started glass collecting for a bit of weekend pocket money....I was there right up until about 1987 i think? Mainly in the Lounge of a busy weekend!

:) Simon.
 
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