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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

West Bromwich

The word Bromwich is derived from the old English for broom village, referring to the broom-covered heathland that was once where the town now stands.

The discovery of coal in the area in the late 18th century led to industrialisation and, in particular, industries relating to the manufacture of springs, guns and nails.

Today West Bromwich remains an industrial centre, but outside the town it is probably best known for its Premiership football team; one of the twelve founding members of the English Football League.  West Bromwich is also, according to Wikipedia, the largest town in Britain without its own postal code.

Originally a specialist coachbuilder, Jensen developed into a manufacturer of sports cars and grand tourers.

Shaftesbury Street, Carters Green, West Bromwich, B70 9QL and Kelvin Way, West Bromwich, B70 7JT

1931-1953, 1955 -1976, and 1983 - 1992.