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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Norton Horseshoes

Norton Horseshoes

also traded as Three Horse Shoes, Horse Shoes

closed 1971.

Great Ashfield Rd

grid reference TL 967 658

The Horseshoes was damaged by fire in 1971 and demolished shortly afterwards.

This photo was lent by David Bennett, the son of William Harry Bennett. The Bennetts at The Horseshoes were related to the Bennetts at The Fox and Hounds (also in Norton).

(information from David Burt)

It's called the Three Horse Shoes on the 1884 map and the Horse Shoes Inn in the 1881 & 1891 censuses.

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Map

map

Gallery

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

old postcard from David Burt

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