History of the Grand Junction Inn at Cardigan Street in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.


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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.

Curzon Street [1932]

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 licence of the Grand Junction Inn was transferred to George Edwards on June 5th 1873. He had previously been in charge of the Queen's Head at Burbury Street.

The last year in which the pub is listed in Birmingham's trade directories is 1938 when Mrs. Lily Jordan was the publican.

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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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Map Showing the Grand Junction Inn at Cardigan Street [1855]

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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Newspaper Articles

"Benjamin Childs [17], 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."
"Base Coin"
Birmingham Daily Post : March 23rd 1880 Page 7.