Some history of the Grand Junction Inn on Cardigan Street
Located on the corner of Curzon Street, this pub was originally called the Grand Junction Railway Inn, a reference to Curzon Street Railway Station across the road.
This photograph is looking along Curzon Street in 1932 but I am not sure if the pub on the left is the Grand Junction Inn on the corner of Cardigan Street or the Railway Hotel on the corner of Howe Street.
The last year in which the pub is listed in Birmingham's trade directories is 1938 when Mrs. Lily Jordan was the publican.
Licensees of this pub
1839 - S. Baker
1842 - John Green
1854 - W. Mills
1869 - William Abraham Lowood
1873 - George Edwards
1881 - William Todd
1886 - Charles Alfred Lloyd
1899 - Charles Wood
1908 - John A. Cameron
1914 - Mrs. Elizabeth Cartwright
1925 - John A. Cameron
1938 - Mrs Lily Jordan
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This map dated 1855 produced by Pigot-Smith shows the locations of the Railway Hotel on Curzon Street and the Grand Junction Inn on the corner of Cardigan Street. The buildings on the opposite side of the road are part of Curzon Street Railway Station.
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"There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful."
"Benjamin Childs , labourer, Aston Road, was charged with passing a counterfeit coin at the Grand Junction Inn, Cardigan Street. On
Saturday night the prisoner passed successfully two bad coins at the above inn. On Sunday he tried to pass another, but the landlord, Mr. Todd, seeing the coin was
counterfeit, detained him and gave him into custody. Tile prisoner was remanded to Monday next, for communication to be made with the Mint authorities."
Birmingham Daily Post : March 23rd 1880 Page 7.