Friday, 5 October 2012

The Old Swan Netherton AKA Ma Pardoe's

After the excitement of the rally over the weekend, we took a trip up and over Netherton Hill to visit one of the Black Country's finest pubs, The Old Swan, or Ma Pardoe's as it's known locally.  We were moored on the Dudley no. 2 canal, which we thought would be quieter for Nemo, away from the hustle & bustle of the rally.

So it was up and over the hill.....
View over Merry Hill

 Towards Kinver

Netherton Church

Netherton acknowledging it's canal history in their welcome sign

N. Higley & Sons were local anchor & chainmakers, famous for making the anchors for the Titanic, (which weren't needed much!)
Ah, here we are - Ma Pardoe's

Beautiful old range in one of the lounges in the pub

Nice organ, ooh err missus.
I tried to "Google" Ma Pardoe's, to show you some pictures, but I couldn't find a web site for it, but did find Matilda Rose's blog from when they visited the pub last year. So I'm sure Graham & Gill won't mind if I put their link here CLICK HERE which gives a great description, and some lovely photos.
We've moved on again, and this is the view looking up to Netherton Church, taken from the canal at Merry Hill as we passed by (yes, I did have a quick look round Marks & Sparks)


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