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Offline BigFrank20

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Hawthorns Trvia
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:48:55 AM »
Caught a bit of a quiz program on the telly last night where one of the the questions was;
"In which TOWN is a railway station called the Hawthorns?" to which the correct answer was considered to be West Bromwich
Now my trivia question is to ask is this correct?
It is often discussed here and elsewhere that the Hawthorns itself is actually the 'wrong side' of the Birmingham CITY boundary line to be able to technically legitimately claim to be in West Bromwich
Any one know if the station is also on the wrong side of the tracks? (See what I did there?)  ;)
Is it in a CITY or in a TOWN?
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 06:35:51 AM »
It is run by Sandwell Council not Birmingham council, so I'd guess it's not considered Birmingham.
 
As an aside Joey Mayo was on Letterbox on BBC2 on Wednesday night, he was also on The Chase about 2 years ago.
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 07:46:14 AM »
It is run by Sandwell Council not Birmingham council, so I'd guess it's not considered Birmingham.
 
As an aside Joey Mayo was on Letterbox on BBC2 on Wednesday night, he was also on The Chase about 2 years ago.
wasn’t he also on coach trip?
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:47:40 AM »
wasn’t he also on coach trip?

Dunno, I've never watched it!
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 08:24:09 AM »
Caught a bit of a quiz program on the telly last night where one of the the questions was;
"In which TOWN is a railway station called the Hawthorns?" to which the correct answer was considered to be West Bromwich
Now my trivia question is to ask is this correct?
It is often discussed here and elsewhere that the Hawthorns itself is actually the 'wrong side' of the Birmingham CITY boundary line to be able to technically legitimately claim to be in West Bromwich
Any one know if the station is also on the wrong side of the tracks? (See what I did there?)  ;)
Is it in a CITY or in a TOWN?
COYB


From what I understand (and I stand to be corrected), Birmingham begins somewhere just at the back of the East Stand. The actual stadium itself is in West Bromwich which is of course under the jurisdiction of Sandwell council.

The station is also in West Bromwich. If you go a bit further down Halfords Lane just somewhere where the pub is you cross the border into Smethwick.

Clear as crystal eh?  ;D

Our ground is in a stupid place.  :-X

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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 09:11:22 AM »
Years ago late 70s 80s there was a small sign indicating Handsworth (Birmingham side) up by the bus stops before where the Woodman was. Also if I remember there was a 72? bus from Birmingham which I think its terminus was called 'The Boundary' which turned around somewhere between Park Lane & Island Road.
So as far as I was concerned the ground was in West Bromwich & I believe Staffordshire?
Then we've had Sandwell, I remember muted mentionings of Sandwell Albion! As was said above go down Halfords Lane/Middlemore Road and youre in Smethwick.
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 10:23:28 AM »
Going back to the early 70's just past the woodman pub there was a sign saying welcome to Sandwell and some fans said the rainbow/east stand was in Birmingham as well as the woodman pub. I even heard the vile scum bags from Witton taking the pi$$ cause the ground as a Brum post code.
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 11:14:55 AM »
Official line  ;D  (from Wiki)  :P

The ground was once divided by the Birmingham/Smethwick border, but was moved completely into the latter by a minor rationalisation of local government borders in the 1960s and is now entirely in Sandwell.
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 11:40:04 AM »
Official line  ;D  (from Wiki)  :P

The ground was once divided by the Birmingham/Smethwick border, but was moved completely into the latter by a minor rationalisation of local government borders in the 1960s and is now entirely in Sandwell.

The original question was about the train station not the ground though. :D
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2018, 11:43:23 AM »
The original question was about the train station not the ground though. :D

Pedant  ;D

Re:- the station,

Place   West Bromwich
Local authority   Sandwell
Coordinates   52.505°N 1.964°WCoordinates: 52.505°N 1.964°W
Grid reference   SP025897
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 11:44:49 AM »
Pedant  ;D

Re:- the station,

Place   West Bromwich
Local authority   Sandwell
Coordinates   52.505°N 1.964°WCoordinates: 52.505°N 1.964°W
Grid reference   SP025897

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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 06:49:29 PM »
wasn’t he also on coach trip?

Yeah he was on it, sure I read something from Chris Lepkowski that he may have won it
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 07:57:15 PM »
Going back to the early 70's just past the woodman pub there was a sign saying welcome to Sandwell and some fans said the rainbow/east stand was in Birmingham as well as the woodman pub. I even heard the vile scum bags from Witton taking the pi$$ cause the ground has a Brum post code.
Redditch and Bromsgrove have Brum post codes.

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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 08:11:21 PM »
I’d love to see the pics of the ground over the years. Would be a great sticky. Anything pre current Halfords would be fascinating.

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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2018, 08:25:33 PM »
I was born in Halfords Lane, which was then in Staffordshire.
My address ended... Smethwick 40,  Staffordshire.

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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 09:28:02 PM »
Redditch and Bromsgrove have Brum post codes.
Lichfield has a Walsall postcode which sort of strange when you consider Walsall is town and Lichfield a city.
Postcodes were allocated by the Royal Mail sorting offices to aid the posting of letters.
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2018, 06:31:14 AM »
Redditch and Bromsgrove have Brum post codes.
I live in Worcestershire pay my rates (poll tax) to Bromsgrove and have a B47 post code
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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2018, 07:30:32 AM »
I once read, "If you want to watch any decent football in B'ham go into the Woodman yard, climb up the wall and look into the Hawthorns.

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Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2018, 10:06:50 AM »
Redditch and Bromsgrove have Brum post codes.
So has parts of Dudley.
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