The Uplands, Smethwick. Est. 1898

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Crest & Colours



A 'lion rampant' from the Smethwick Coat Of Arms was the inspiration for the Broomfield crest. First used by Smethwick Cricket Club, the bowls section then followed. The gold coloured crest was often seen on club ties, blazers and jumpers as early as the 1950's. The club colours were also taken from the coat of arms - blue and gold.


The Smethwick Coat Of Arms

Smethwick became a municipal borough by a charter of incorporation in 1899 and following a petition in 1905 Smethwick was constituted a County Borough on 1st April 1907. In 1966 the coat of arms became redundant when Smethwick lost its status as a single County Borough and was absorbed into the new County Borough of Warley in Worcestershire. In 1974 Smethwick became part of the newly created Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands.

The latin 'Labore Et Ingenio' means 'Work and Invention'