There's a very high percentage that it's true: Experts said they were “99.9 percent certain” the iconic comic came into the world in a caravan at what is now Black Patch Park in Smethwick. SourceDon't know if it's true or not because there is no actual proof.
It's highly rumoured that Charlie Chaplin was born on Black Patch Park at the bottom of our road.
It was land owned by the Romany Gypsies at the time.
As I say no proof but his son Michael has been several times and last visit last year placed a plaque in the park.
Thank you so very much for taking the picture for us. I found this site that has more pictures of it and the story behind it: http://www.winsongreentobrookfields.co.uk/new-page-38/