History of The Billesley Arms at King's Heath in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire. Research is augmented with photographs, details of licensees, stories of local folklore, census data, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Billesley Arms
Billesley Arms

Some History of this Pub
The Billesley Arms.


Ernest Aspinall was later the landlord of the Grove Hotel at Handsworth Wood.


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Brummagem Boozers

Licensees of this Pub
1950 - 1952 Charles Walter Davis
1952 - 1960 Frederick Ernest Surman
1960 - 1968 Ernest Thomas Chlup
1968 - 1971 John Hammett Stanley
1971 - 1984 Ronald Frederick Abbott
1984 - 1986 Michael Thorne
1986 - 1986 John James McGier
1986 - 1986 Dennis James Harvey
1986 - 1987 Clive Brown
1987 - 1988 Dennis James Harvey
1988 - 1988 Clive Edward Ritchie
1988 - 1989 Patnaik Sujayananda
1989 - 1990 Jayne Elizabeth Horne
1990 - Anthony Kenneth Egan

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Ansell's Special and Nut Brown Beer Mat [1959]

Genealogy Connections
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding The Billesley Arms you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Birmingham Genealogy.

Inn Sign

Links to other Websites
Aston Brook through Aston Manor
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham History Forum
Birmingham Places and Place Names
Carl Chinn Archive
Handsworth History
Ladywood Past and Present
Perry Barr and Beyond
Winson Green to Brookfields

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Newspaper Articles



Charles Lamb by Henry Hoppner Meyer
"If I ever marry a wife, I'll marry a landlord's daughter, For then I may sit in the bar And drink cold brandy and water.
Charles Lamb

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Ansell's Light Knights Beer Mat [1963]

Ansell's Beer Mat [1960]

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Ansell's Bittermen - You Can't Beat 'Em

Beer Mat for Good Old Ansell's Mild

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Ansell's Bitter

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Woman Serving Beer

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