LOST LANDMARKS OF SMETHWICK - MARY BODFISH
Smethwick is famous for its industries, but its history reaches back to the Domesday Book of 1086. Over the centuries many objects and buildings, once landmarks in the district, have disappeared from the townscape. Although utterly vanished from sight, as they und erlie our street patterns and road names, many such landmarks, in a sense, are present still.
Research into this selection of lost landmarks has provided new insights into the roots, especially the rural ones, from which Smethwick grew.