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Lozells Road
Lozells Road

Background Information
It is possible that Alfred Juggins took this photograph of Lozells Road close to the Six Ways during the Edwardian period.

Lozells Road near Six Ways [c.1910]

Alfred Juggins was a photographer and his shop can be seen on the right at No.8 Lozells Road. Next door is the tobacconist's and confectionary shop operated by Elizabeth Armstrong with help from her daughter Ethel. The large double-fronted shop close to the end of the road was occupied by William Price, a glass and china dealer. In the 1950's and 1960's this shop was occupied by Hasluck's who sold everything from records and televisions to bicycles.

In the distance one can see the old bank that stood on the corner of Victoria Road and High Street New Town. Apart from Lozells Road itself, the other roads forming the six ways junction were Alma Street [just around the corner of Price's shop], Witton Road and Birchfield Road, the latter being a main arterial route out of Birmingham to Walsall. Lozells Road formed a connection between this and Hampstead Road at Villa Cross. Villa Road, of course, extended the route to the other key turnpike route out of Birmingham to West Bromwich at Soho Hill.

Lozells is quite an unusual word and is thought to be a corruption of Lorres Hill which was recorded in the mid-16th century. The line of Lozells Road follows a flat ridge. The streets leading away from Hockley to Lozells Road all follow an uphill gradient to some degree, particularly along Wheeler Street which follows the route of a Roman Road. When the area was rural in nature the names of Lorres Hill and Lorres Wood would have arguably been more pertinent to local people.

The area remained largely rural in character until the mid-19th century, a time when the town of Birmingham expanded and absorbed its pastoral surroundings in order to accommodate the growing population. There were some substantial farms and houses, notably the Georgian Aston Villa from which a local Wesleyan Sunday School football team took its name.

Lozells Road - Saint Paul's Church and Police Station [c.1968]

An Anglican church was built in 1881. Designed by Alfred [J. A.] Chatwin in the perpendicular style, the Church of Saint Paul was erected on a site between James Street and Chain Walk, though better town planning would have dictated that it should have been built directly opposite Wheeler Street in order to command a more favourable prospect. Recent restoration work has, however, maintained this noteworthy building or red brick and stone.

Lozells Road - Looking East towards Six Ways [c.1968]

This photograph, a wonderful treasure captured by a friend of Ray Griffiths, show the self-contained community of shops on Lozells Road. If the camera was pointing in the opposite direction the scene would be similar for Lozells Road boasted a wide variety of retail outlets that meant local people only needed to head into town if they wanted a treat in the 'big' shops, a bargain at the markets, or just a change of scene. For everyday needs, most items and household goods were available on Lozells Road. 
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Bates vs. Lloyd was an action to recover £5. for an assault. Mr. Rowlands appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Parry for the defendant. Both parties live in the Lozells Road, within three doors of each other, and on the 28th of June last plaintiff received a message from his son that the defendant wished to see him. On coming downstairs into the shop he found that the defendant was at the back of the home. On meeting defendant in the passage, Lloyd without speaking, knocked the plaintiff down by striking him in the face, Mrs. Lloyd at the same time calling upon her husband to "finish him." The injuries received by the plaintiff were the loss of a tooth, a cut lip, and a sprained and contused thumb, In consequence of which he was disabled from following his business for two or three weeks. In his evidence the plaintiff stated that he gave the defendant no provocation whatever, and In reply to Mr. Parry he denied that the defendant asked him not to call his wife offensive names, or that his own wife had apologised for his conduct. The facts were "varsa, versy." Mr. Perry said this was a ease which might have been disposed of before the Magistrates. The plaintiff had over and over again called defendant's wife foul names, and on the day on which the alleged assault took place Lloyd went to ask for an explanation of his conduct. Plaintiff thereupon put himself in a threatening attitude, and to prevent blows being struck defendant held up his hand, but denied having hit the plaintiff. Bates then turned round, ran into his house, and called for a knife. His wife, however, held the door, and prevented him going out. His honour gave judgment for the full amount claimed."
"Action For An Assault"
Birmingham Daily Post 6th October 1870

"Richard Lloyd and George Davis were again brought up yesterday, at the Magistrates' Clerks office, Sutton Coldfield, before the Rev. W. K. R. Bedford, charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of James Morrow, factor, Bangor Terrace, Lozells Road, Aston, and stealing the property to the value of £15. Mary Lloyd, alias Harriet Roberts, was charged with receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen. The prosecutor stated that on the 26th June he was on a visit to some friends, when he left the house, and on his return found that it had been broken into, and a number of articles stolen. Detective Loach and Police-constable Roberts stated that the jemmy found on the prisoner Lloyd corresponded with the marks upon the drawers. They also proved finding at a house in Hospital Street a pair of bracelets, gold brooch and earrings, and other property, which the prosecutor has since identified. Lloyd, who is a returned convict, pleaded guilty, and said the other prisoners were only his tools. They were all committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. The inhabitants of Aston Manor speak very highly of the constables for the diligent manner in which they have acted in the case."
"Housebreaking at Aston"
Birmingham Daily Post 6th October 1870

Victorian Court Room Scene

"Walter Prince [24], Lozells Road, was charged with embezzling £1. 16s., the moneys of his master, Mr. David Gilbert, spirit merchant, Dale End. The prisoner was a porter in the employ of the prosecutor, and was acting within the scope of his duty by receiving money in respect of empty casks. On the 7th February the prisoner took five casks to Mr. Haines, Prince of Wales, Moseley, and received from Mr. Haines £1. 16s. Upon his return the prisoner was asked by the manager if Mr. Haines gave proof of the payment of the money to the prisoner. whose defence was that he paid the money to the barmaid. The barmaid, however, denied that she had received money from the prisoner, except on one occasion, and that was on account of ale or porter. Eventually the prisoner, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three months' hard labour."
Birmingham Daily Post 21st April 1874

"Charles Hopkins, alias Scott, alias King, alias Smith, was charged with stealing five fowls, valued at 12s. 6d. from the premises of Mr. Fitter, Barker Street; also, stealing three fowls from the premises of Mr. Jennings, Albert Road, on the 22nd August, and also with stealing one fowl, valued at 3s. 6d., belonging to Mr. Black, of Parliament Street, on the 1st inst. Prisoner was further charged with unlawfully and knowingly intermarrying with Hannah Ryder on the 19th October 1874, his first wife, Catherine Scott, being still alive. It appeared that for some weeks past complaints had been made to Superintendent Gallaway that fowl stealing was very frequently committed on the Manor. Prisoner's behaviour excited the suspicion of the police, and his movements were closely watched. A few days ago he was seen by Police-constable Loach, loitering near some premises in the Lozells Road, and he was taken into custody. Enquiries were subsequently made, resulting in a number of fowls being traced to several shops where prisoner had sold them. The fowls were afterwards identified by the prosecutors as having been stolen from their premises, When prisoner was brought up at the Petty Sessions, last Wednesday, it was noticed that two decent-looking women appeared to take an intense interest in the prisoner, and paid great attention to the case. The women were evidently strangers to each other, and their manner was rather amusing, One of their seemed curious to know why the other should display so great an amount of anxiety about the prisoner, The latter was then remanded for a week in order that enquiries might be made. It was afterwards ascertained that the prisoner had been twice married, and that his two wives were in court. His first wife, it seems, becoming suspicious of the other woman, accosted her, and asked her "what business she had with her husband." Wife number two replied that "he was her husband." Superintendent Gallaway then instituted enquiries, and ascertained that the prisoner was married to Catherine Perkins, at Aston Church, in 1871. He lived with her about two years, and then, unknown to her, courted Hannah Ryder, whom he married on the 19th October, 1874. Proofs of his two marriages were now produced, and the prisoner was committed to the Assizes for trial on the charge of bigamy and the charges of fowl-stealing."
"Fowl Stealing and Bigamy"
Birmingham Daily Post 31st December 1874

"Patrick Melbourne [26], New Summer St., Birmingham, and Daniel Cunningham [25], Lozells Road, were charged with having assaulted Police-constable Rollason, Hatwell, and Wall, whilst in the discharge of their duty at Witton, on the 13th inst. Three men were convicted a few days ago in connection with this case. Melbourne, it was stated, was one of the participators in  the fight, while Cunningham assaulted the constables and threw stones at them as they pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with hard labour. Cunningham called several witnesses, for the purpose of proving an alibi, and as there was some doubt respecting his identity, he was discharged."
"The Recent Prize Fight at Witton"
Birmingham Daily Post 26th April 1884

Victorian Court Room Scene

"At the Birmingham Police Court, yesterday, before the Mayor [Alderman Cook] and Alderman Baker, John Cooley, painter, 16 Court, Brearley Street, and Mary Annie Pearson [21], shop assistant, were charged with stealing £2., the money of Thomas Vale, fruiterer, 152, Wheeler Street, Some of the circumstances of the case were reported in the Post a few days ago, shortly after Cooley, who is a married man with two children, and the young woman disappeared together, under somewhat singular circumstances, It seems that Cooley was engaged recently to do some painting and repairs at Mr. Vale's shop, and the work was finished on the evening of last Monday week. Just as the man was leaving the place Mr. Vale gave him soma money to get some drink with. Cooley said he never drank anything intoxicating, but took the money, and suggested that the young woman in the shop, Pearson, might like something. He then went into the shop, and a minute or two afterwards he and, the girl left it together, and were seen going together in the direction of a neighbouring public house. The girl was in her ordinary working clothes, and had no covering on her head. She had £2. in her pocket belonging to the till. As neither of them returned or were hear of after they were seen going from the shop, Dr. Vale obtained a warrant on the Wednesday following for the apprehension of Pearson on a charge of theft. Tile police made enquiries, but heard nothing of the runaways till yesterday, when about six o'clock the girl returned to her father's house in the Lozells Road, and stated that when she left Vale's house with Cooley they went straight to a public house in the neighbourhood and had some whisky. This overcame her, and rendered her almost unconscious. When she recovered, she found herself in. a room in a house at Walsall with Cooley in her company. She found that all the money was gone out of her pocket, and when she asked him for it he threatened to shoot her. She several times tried to get away from him, but he kept so strict a watch over her that she did not succeed till Wednesday, when she managed to effect her escape and make her way home. On hearing this remarkable story, her father immediately communicated with the police, with the result that Cooley was arrested at Walsall. When the case came on, Mr. Vale said he did not wish to press the case, as he did not believe the girl had had the money. The magistrates remanded the case for a week for enquiries."
"The Suspicious Disappearance of a Young Woman"
Birmingham Daily Post 4th July 1884

"John Richards [18], baker, Tower Road, Aston, was charged with stealing a 2lb. loaf of broad, of the value of 3d., belonging to Jesse Hope, baker, 90, Alma Street, on the 7th inst. On the day in question Detective Hodson was riding along Lozells Road on a tramcar, when he saw the prisoner take a loaf of bread from the prosecutor's cart and run away. He got off the car and followed the prisoner, but lost sight of him in Guildford Street. Several previous convictions were recorded against the prisoner, who informed the Bench that since he had been discharged from prison he had endeavoured to find employment. Detective Hodson said that prisoner could have a good place of employment at Coventry, if he cared to accept it, but he preferred to lounge about the streets. When he came of age he would come into a large sum of money and considerable property. The Bench sentenced prisoner to three months' hard labour."
"Robbing a Baker's Cart"
Birmingham Daily Post 15th September 1886

"Mr. D. R. Wynter [coroner for Central Warwickshire held an inquest, yesterday, at the Lozells Tavern Lozells Road, Aston, relative to the death of Mrs. Sutton [28], wife of William Henry Sutton, toolmaker 51, Archibald Road, Aston. Mr. Benbow Hebber watched the proceedings on behalf of the husband of the deceased, who is now in custody on a charge of having caused her death. Selina Roberts, wife of Edward Roberts, gun-finisher, residing at 18 Court, 1 House, Park Lane, Aston, and mother of the deceased, was the first witness called, and gave evidence of identification. On Tuesday last the deceased came and stayed at her house the whole of the day, leaving in the evening to go home. About one or two o'clock on Wednesday morning the deceased again appeared at the witness's house, and on being asked why she had returned, the deceased replied: "Look how my Bill has beaten and kicked me," at the same time showing marks on the lower part of her body. Witness also saw she was bleeding from the mouth and nose. The deceased asked witness to accompany her home again, but witness begged deceased to stay where she was all night. This she declined to do, so after bathing her face for her witness, accompanied her to Archibald Road. After knocking at the door for about an hour, and receiving no reply, they returned to witness's house, where she stayed all night. Deceased seemed very ill, and later, on Wednesday morning as Sutton denied having kicked his wife, she was examined by Mr. Vincent Jones, surgeon, who ordered her to go home and get to bed. She, however, went into town, where same lady put her into a cab, and sent her back to witness's house. Witness took her to Archibald Road, but before they could gain admission they had to break open the door. Having put the deceased to bed, witness sent for Mr. Jones, as her daughter was enceinte at the time. The husband came home at night about twelve o'clock, while they were all, including the deceased, who came downstairs, sitting in the kitchen. The husband said to his wife, "What is the matter with your face?" to which she replied: "You did it," adding, "You also kicked me shamefully." As Sutton denied this, the deceased offered to show him the, injuries which she alleged he had inflicted, when he said: "If you show it to me I'll do it again." On Thursday he left the house to go to his business, and they had not seen him since. The Coroner: "Do you know why he struck her on Tuesday night?" Witness: "He had no provocation. After they left the tram he took her arm until they reached home, when, as she was lighting the gas, he struck her in the face." Witness, continuing, said that her daughter went to bed, but did not appear to get worse until Friday night," when they were obliged to send for a doctor, who remained with her until she died, about half-past four o'clock on Saturday morning. Shortly before her death the deceased was delivered of twins. In answer to a juryman, witness said that Sutton, so far as she was aware, had no provocation to assault his wife. By the Coroner: Deceased had complained that her husband had knocked her about before. Annie Hills, a married daughter of the last witness, gave evidence corroborating deceased's statements to her mother, and stating that deceased showed her bruises on the bottom part of her back where she said Sutton had kicked her. Asked why he had treated her so, deceased said that they had some words at home on Tuesday night, and he then beat and kicked her. Witness also bore out her mother's statement as to Sutton's threat to do it again if deceased showed him where he had kicked her. In reply to a juror, witness said that when the deceased lived in Park Lane he stabbed his wife with a penknife in the eye, and during the past two years he had frequently ill-treated her. He had left her frequently, and had been in the habit of staying out all night. At one time he kept a revolver under his pillow. Police-constable Hickenbottom said that he was in Wheeler Street on Thursday morning about a quarter to one o'clock. In consequence of what he heard he went to the house in Archibald Road. He did not enter, but stood in a yard at the rear of the house. While there Sutton came out and said, "Don't you come on to my premises, or you'll get something," Witness answered that he was not on his premises. Sutton then re-entered the house, and he heard him say to his wife: "Now, you clear out," to which the deceased replied: "Where can I go to; I have no money, and can hardly walk from the kicks you gave me last night?" Sutton then said: "If you don't get out, I'll kick you out," the witness replying, "Not while I'm here, Bill Sutton." The door was then shut, and witness heard no more. Mary Elizabeth King, married woman, living next door to the Suttons, stated that after she had gone to bed she heard some screaming, calls of "Murder!" and "Police!" which witness was sure came from the deceased. Witness had frequently heard them quarrelling, and had often knocked the wall to try and make them stop, although she had never seen prisoner ill-use deceased. Hannah Williams, general servant, in the employ of the last witness, stated that on Tuesday night she heard noise like a heavy fall in Sutton's kitchen, and directly afterwards a scream of "Police!" and "Murder!" Police-sergeant Arthur Parker deposed that about twelve o'clock on Tuesday night he was on duty near the Villa Cross when the deceased came to him. She was crying, her nose and mouth were bleeding, her hair was dishevelled, and she had no hat on. She said her husband had ill-treated her, and had knocked her down and kicked her whilst on the ground. She appeared to have been badly assaulted, and could hardly walk. He advised her to go to her mother's and then see a doctor. Police-sergeant Houghton stated that about quarter past four on Saturday morning he saw Mrs. Mills knocking at the door of the Bell Inn, Lozells Road, trying to get some brandy for her sister, who, she informed the officer, was very ill. The brandy was obtained at the Beehive, and he accompanied the witness back to Sutton's house, where he had a consultation with Mr. Vincent Jones, the surgeon, and from what tine latter told witness he went and fetched Mr. William Walker, the deputy-magistrates' clerk for Aston, with a view of taking the dying woman's depositions. At seven o'clock the same night he went to Bath Street, Birmingham, in company with Police-constable Raven, and saw Sutton working at a shop there. Witness told him of his wife's death, and informed him that he was going to take him into custody on a charge of causing her death. Sutton said: "You don't mean to say she is dead!" and witness accompanied him to his office, when he said: "I'll tell you all about it. My wife came up here to meet me at the works on Tuesday night. We left together, and we called at a public-house in Newtown Row, where we had several drinks together, and we got jolly. We reached home, and there was a row commenced. The fact is, my wife will have it that I am keeping another woman." He sent one of his workmen to fetch a cab, and as prisoner, in company with witness and Police-constable Raven was being driven down to the Aston Road, he pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket, saying, "When I left home I knew for a fact my wife would miss it, and it could greatly put her about. It is a letter from a young girl which I received just before I was married, and I knew if I brought it away nothing would annoy her more." In answer to the charge at the police station, he said, "So help me, God! I never kicked her." Annie Bills recalled, identified as the property of Sutton a white tie, bearing blood marks, which was found in the bedroom. Mr. Vincent A. Jones, surgeon, said that the first time he saw Mrs. Sutton was on Wednesday afternoon, when the deceased visited his surgery in company with her mother. Mrs. Sutton, in answer to the doctor, said "My husband has beaten and kicked me so that I can hardly sit down." Witness examined her, and found bruises on the face and lower part of the body. On Saturday morning witness's assistant attended, and delivered the deceased of twins, but in consequence of what subsequently happened it was necessary that witness should attend the case personally. She appeared better after he had treated her, but while witness was in the house the other came running downstairs, saying that her daughter wished to see him [Dr. Jones] again, as she was dying. On entering the bedroom he found her rapidly sinking, and she expired while he is in the room. Before death took place deceased said: "My husband has killed me, but I forgive him." She added that her husband, about half-past eleven on Tuesday night, knocked her down and kicked her three times in the lower part of the body, and on the following morning from what took place she expected a premature confinement. The past mortem revealed the fact that death had resulted from exhaustion caused by haemorrhage, a consequence of premature labour. The Coroner: "Can you say that the premature labour was brought on by the violence which she alleged she had suffered at the hands of Mr. Sutton?" Witness: "My firm conviction is that the premature labour was brought on by the violence." Replying to a juror, witness said that some two years ago he attended the deceased for a stab over the eye. The Coroner having reviewed the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of "Manslaughter" against William Henry Sutton, who was accordingly committed for trial at the Warwick Assizes on the Coroner's warrant."
"Alleged Manslaughter of a Wife at Aston"
Birmingham Daily Post 10th June 1890

"His Lordship pronounced sentence on William Henry Sutton, found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife. He said: "Your victim was your young wife, of whom, after killing her, you said she was a good wife to you. I know not what it was that caused you to make upon her the brutal attack you did make. I know, however, that on the day preceding the night on which this terrible catastrophe occurred she had been joyous and happy, and there was no sign of illness or ailment about her. In the middle of the night she fled to her mother's house, miserably, fatally injured. You must have known she was in that condition when, of all others, she was entitled to the love and tender affection of the man who had married her. Fortunately she did not expire until, with her dying lips, she had told the story of your brutality but ere she could finish that dismal tale the breath left her poor body, and she was no more. Your crime comes as near to the crime of murder as one can imagine a crime could come. Had you been indicted for murder I know not what might have been your fate. As it is, having regard to the brutality, inhumanity, and wickedness of your crime, I condemn you to be kept in penal servitude for a term of twelve years. The prisoner, who had listened trembling to the stern words addressed to him, reeled backward with a piercing cry of "Lord, have mercy on me!" He was seized. by the gaolers half fainting, and borne quickly out."
"The Aston Manslaughter"
Birmingham Daily Post 31st July 1890

"Before Mr. Neville [stipendiary], at Wolverhampton, yesterday, Edward Beach, of Lozells Road, Birmingham, a respectably-attired young man, was charged with representing himself as a police-constable, and further with travelling on the Great Western Railway from Birmingham to Wolverhampton without a ticket. Mr. Lawrence [Messrs. Underhill and Lawrence], who prosecuted on behalf of the Great Western Railway Company, stated that on the previous evening, just before the Zulu express left Birmingham for Wolverhampton. the stationmaster noticed three suspicious men enter a compartment and intimated the fact to Detective Collins, one of the company's officers, who decided to travel to Wolverhampton by the same train. A few minutes after the train left, the prisoner went to the stationmaster [Mr. Larkham] and informed him that he was Detective Stone, of Aston, and was searching for a big man who had committed a burglary at Reading. Mr. Larkham expressed the opinion that the man he wanted had gone on by the train, stated that Collins was also travelling by it, and asked whether he should telegraph to that officer to detain the three men. Beach said he would follow by the next train, and a telegram was sent to Collins, who detained the men on the arrival of the train at Wolverhampton. The prisoner followed by the next train, and, instead of reporting, himself to the officials, went into the refreshment room and drank with the three men who were being kept at the station. About half-past ten o'clock, as "Detective Stone" had not arrived, Detective Collins, acting on information from Birmingham, decided to let the men go. The prisoner then introduced himself as Detective Stone, and said the men who had been detained were not those he was in search of. Other statements made by him caused Collins to suspect that he was not a police-officer, and Police-constable Southall, of the borough force, who had been sent for, took him to the police station. He then said that he was "Police-constable 97, of the E Division Aston Police," but after further conversation made the admission that he was not a constable, but a bloody fool. Mr. Larkham having given evidence, Detective Collins detailed the circumstances leading up to the detention of the three men at Wolverhampton, and stated that they gave as their addresses, New York, New Orleans, and St. Louis [laughter] one of them stating that be was "Mr. Barnes of New York." [Renewed laughter.] From enquiries which he had made, he had ascertained that the prisoner was until about nine months ago in the employ of the company at Netherton. He was not sober when he alleged he was a constable. Further evidence having been tendered bearing out the opening statement, the prisoner said it must have been the drink which caused him to act as he did. The Stipendiary said it was a very serious thing for anyone to pretend to be a detective to gain privileges which did not belong to him. The railway company had no redress against such a person, who by his conduct might have rendered them liable to an action for false imprisonment without the prospect of recovery from a man like the prisoner the damages a jury might award. A fine of £5. was imposed, with £2. 6s. 6d. costs, or a month's imprisonment. The charge of travelling without a ticket was withdrawn."
"A Sham Birmingham Detective"
Birmingham Daily Post 9th July 1891

Victorian Court Room Scene

"Different people have different ideas of holiday amusements. Some like to get the maximum amount of travelling for their money, and are content to pass sixteen hours of the twenty-four cooped up in a railway carriage, or tossed about on a crowded steamer. Others prefer domestic repose and seclusion, and others, again, believe in making a holiday a sort of carnival by devoting it to the pleasures of the table. 'Arry and 'Arriet revel in the rollicking fun of Hampstead Heath, though English people generally are supposed to take their pleasure sadly, and we have heard of actors so devoted to their art that they can find no more congenial holiday enjoyment than a visit to the theatre to witness a performance by some brother and sister artists. Some people who were arrested yesterday on the east side of the city appear to have even more eccentric ideas of holiday fun. They dedicated Whit Monday, it seems, to a grand shop-breaking experiment, in which they reckoned, doubtless, to combine pleasure and profit; but the best laid schemes of mice and men, we are told, "gang aft aglee"; and though the shoplifters had their fun, they are likely to have to pay for it. They had fixed their affections, it seems, upon the stock of a boot and shoe dealer, in Lozells Road, Aston and, taking advantage of the absence of the proprietor on holiday, they forced the door and proceeded to rifle the premises. All went well until about one o'clock yesterday morning, when Police-constable Roberts in passing the place observed that the door was unfastened, and thought it well to ascertain the reason. On entering the shop he noticed that the shelves had been partially ransacked, and that a quantity of goods had been placed near the door ready for removal. With the aid of his lantern he soon discovered man crouching down in the corner near the counter, and was proceeding to arrest the stowaway when a severe blow in the face felled him to the ground. The constable contrived, however, to get hold of the man's leg and dragged him to the ground, where a fierce struggle ensued between them. While the struggle was in progress a confederate of the thief who was in the constable's clutches came to the assistance of his comrade, and between them the unfortunate policeman appears to have had rather a bad time of it, his arms being pinned to his side by one of his assailants while he was brutally kicked by the other. He clung to his quarry, however, with true bulldog tenacity, until the second burglar thought it was time to look to his own safety, which he proceeded to do by jumping through a plate-glass window into the street. This harlequin leap, however, was hardly the success he had anticipated, for as he descended into the street he was received with open arms by Inspector Parkinson, and found that he had only leaped from the frying-pan into the fire. The runaway was quickly secured, and escorted to the lock-up, together with his friend who was still in the clutches of the constable in the shop. The men gave names and addresses which may or may not be correct, but their capture apparently gave the police the needful clues for finding and arresting a number of persons in the New John Street neighbourhood who will be invited today to explain their possession of numerous parcels of the stolen property. The police are to be complimented on the pluck, skill, and success which distinguished their share of the performance in this nocturnal melodrama, more especially considering its impromptu character. They had no sort of warring, apparently, that their services were likely to be required; but when the emergency was suddenly sprung upon them they proved quite equal to it. Lock-up shops are, of course, a standing temptation to enterprising burglars, but they have their special risks as well as their exceptional facilities, and the former happily proved too many for the robbers engaged in Monday night's exploit. It is to be hoped that the magistrate before whom the case is brought will know how to distinguish between simple robbery and shop-breaking accompanied by brutal violence to the police. To steal boots is one thing, to kick a policeman in the eye is another, and a much graver offence."
"News of the Day"
Birmingham Daily Post 16th May 1894

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"At Erdington Petty Sessions, on Friday, before H. Wright and J. D. H. M. Chadwick, Esqrs., a young woman named Maria Wood was brought into Court in a very weak and feeble state, charged with having concealed the birth of her 'illegitimate child. An inquest had been held on the body by W. S. Poole, Esq., the Deputy Coroner, by whose directions the prisoner was brought before the Court. Mr. Joseph Lawrence, senior, of the Lozells Road, Aston, the first witness examined, deposed that on the night of Thursday the 28th of June, he was sent for to the residence of Mr. James Taylor, the New Manor House, corner of Wheeler Street, Lozells. He there saw Maria Wood, who was in bed at the time. Something had been shown to him in the house that led him to believe the accused had delivered of a child. She was in a state of great excitement when he first saw her, and he cautioned her previous to putting any questions to her. She admitted having given birth to a child at an early hour that morning, and on his asking where she had concealed it she replied in her box. She gave him the key, and on his opening the box he found the body of a full grown male child, wrapped up in whitey brown paper. It was at its full period, and was dead, stiff, and cold. Under the Coroner's precept he had subsequently made a post-mortem examination of the body. The conclusion to which he came was, that the child had breathed, but that it had died before it had been fully born. Superintendent Bloxam said he was called into Mr. Taylor's house on the night of the 29th ult. He had searched the boxes of the prisoner, and had failed in finding any preparation for childbirth. He had told the accused that it would be his duty to take her before the Magistrates, when she said she had never hurt the child, and was quite willing he should do so. She bad been removed to the house of Thomas Pearson, a police-officer, and had had every care taken of her. In answer to the question, had she anything to say? she replied "Nothing;" and on attempting to sign her name, the unfortunate young creature, who is rather good-looking, first fainted, and then went into a violent hysterical fit, and it was some time before she became sufficiently restored to learn that she stood committed for trial, at the
ensuing Assizes, on the charge of concealment."
"Committal for Concealment of Birth"
Birmingham Daily Post 9th July 1860

"Samuel Rochford, Small Heath, was charged with assaulting and ill-treating his daughter, Lydia Rochford, on the afternoon of the 31st ult. The complainant said that she and her mother resided at 31, Lozells Road, being compelled to live apart from the defendant. On Tuesday afternoon her father came upstairs. She met him on the landing, and he said, "Two minutes will do for the lot of you." He was then flourishing a razor in his hand. Defendant: "You lying *****." He then gave her several blows, and tried to get into the room. Elizabeth Stuflin gave corroborative evidence, adding that she saw defendant also strike the landlady. Defendant was apprehended in Wheeler Street by Police-sergeant Hall. He gave the razor up to the police-sergeant, and said: "I only wish I had killed the ******. I intend to kill her; but I am no Corkery." Defendant, who was very violent in the dock, was ordered to be imprisoned for twenty-one days."
"A Violent Father"
Birmingham Daily Post 3rd September 1875

"Frederick Boden, Guildford Street, Aston, was charged with assaulting Police-constable Godfrey. On Friday last the prisoner was fighting in the Lozells Road, and when the officer interfered to restore order he was struck and kicked about the body. Prisoner, who had been previously convicted, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment."
"Aston Petty Sessions"
Birmingham Daily Post 15th July 1880

"John Williams, of no fixed residence. was charged with vagrancy by using a letter for the purpose. of begging in the Lozells Road, Aston, on the 14th inst. Alfred Charles Swadkins stated that on Tuesday night the prisoner called at his residence in Lozells Road, and asked for assistance, and produced a paper on which was written "A subscription in aid of John Williams, who has lost his wife and child suddenly. Anyone who feels disposed to assist him towards the funeral expenses will greatly oblige the above–named." A list of supposed subscriptions followed. Witness read the document and gave information to the police, as he assisted the prisoner before on the same representation. Prisoner was subsequently arrested in a shop in the Lozells Road, where he was endeavouring to obtain money by the same means, and when charged with the offence he said he resided in Lench Street, New Town Row, and his wife and child died on Sunday night. Enquiries were made and his statement was found to be incorrect. Prisoner was sent to gaol for six months, with hard labour."
"Attempt to Obtain Money by False Pretences"
Birmingham Daily Post 16th March 1882

"At the Tipton Police Court, yesterday, Thomas Perks [22], rag and bone gatherer, of Fox Street, Birmingham, was charged with assaulting Police-sergeant Steele, on the 8th inst. The officer met the prisoner in the Lozells Road, and had some conversation with him about a handcart. The defendant struck the officer, knocking him down, and rendering him insensible. Having been in trouble before for assaults, the Bench sent him to gaol for six months with hard labour."
"Serious Assault on a Policeman"
Birmingham Daily Post 11th July 1882

"Samuel Plumb, rag and bone gatherer, Wilton Street, Birmingham, was charged with stealing, from the shop of F. W. Greenway, draper, Lozells Road, on the 15th instant, 46¾ yards of calico, value 12s. 5½d. On the day in question, Police-constable Thomas, who was on duty in the Lozells Road, noticed prisoner, who carried a bag, hurrying along in a suspicious manner, and took care to notice in which direction he was going. The officer's vigilance proved to be of great service, for shortly afterwards prosecutor came up and said a roll of calico had been taken from his shop door. Police-constable Thomas then went after the prisoner, and quickly overtook him. When asked what he had in his bag, prisoner said, "Nothing," but the bag was overhauled by the officer, who found in it the missing calico. The prisoner was committed to the Quarter Sessions, Mr. Hill remarking, "This is the result of hanging things outside. I don't know what the chairman of Quarter Sessions will do, but I should not allow your expenses."
"Hanging Goods Outside Shops"
Birmingham Daily Post 22nd March 1883

"Kindrick Fallows, striker, Lichfield Road, Aston, was charged with indecent conduct in the Lozells Road. The prisoner, having been twice convicted for like offences, was sent to prison for three months, with hard labour."
"Indecent Conduct"
Birmingham Daily Post 19th July 1883

"John Slater [42], labourer, 10 Court, Lench Street, fell from the roof of a house which he was repairing in the Lozells Road yesterday, and sustained serious injury to the body. He was taken to the General Hospital, and detained."
Birmingham Daily Post 21st November 1883

"Thomas Rourke, printer, Porchester Street, Aston, was sentenced to twenty-eight days' hard labour, and five years in a reformatory, for stealing three ounces of sweets from the shop of Harriet Haywood, 59, Lozells Road, on the 22nd ult."
Birmingham Daily Post 31st January 1884

"James Walton, painter and glazier, Lozells Road, Aston, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard labour, for indecently assaulting a lady in one of Messrs. Allsop's Nechells omnibuses on Wednesday night."
"Indecent Assault"
Birmingham Daily Post 7th March 1884

"Herbert Turvey [on bail] was indicted for feloniously receiving four sets of bedsteads, two fenders, and other articles stolen from Messrs. Greenway and Co. Mr. Stubbing prosecuted, and Mr. Hugo Young defended. The articles were part of the proceeds of a series of thefts by a young man named Armstrong, who was formerly in the employment of Messrs, Greenway and Co., and who is now undergoing a term of nine months' imprisonment for the robberies. Many of the stolen things were found at Turvey's shop, in Lozells Road. Wien arrested and told the charge against him, Turvey said: "I thought that was finished with." Armstrong was called to give evidence. He said the price paid for the things by Turvey was very little, if anything, below what would be charged for them by the manufacturer. He represented to Turvey that the bedsteads were handed over to him by a man who owed him some money and could not pay except in material. Mr. Young submitted that there was no evidence of guilty knowledge, and the Recorder agreed in thinking there was only a weak case to go to the jury. Evidence was given as to the prisoner's good character, and he was acquitted."
Birmingham Daily Post 4th January 1886

"Thomas Green, jeweller, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, and Edward Brittain, painter, Berners Street, Aston, were charged with stealing 11lb. of beef from the shop of Isaac Tyler, butcher, Lozells Road, on the 19th inst. On Saturday evening, while Mrs. Tyler was in the shop, the two prisoners, in company with several other young men, passed the shop, and in doing so Brittain took the piece of beer. A man named Johnson followed them, and when he caught hold of Brittain, Green endeavoured to rescue him. The Bench sentenced the prisoners to six weeks' hard labour each."
"Impudent Theft"
Birmingham Daily Post 23rd February 1887

"Benjamin Prew, barman, Moor Street, Birmingham, was charged with stabbing Arthur Lewis, jeweller, Lozells Road, Aston, in Thomas Street, Aston. It appeared that the quarrel arose on Monday night with reference to a young woman who showed a partiality for the prosecutor. While Lewis was in the yard it is stated that Prew, who was there, ran at prosecutor and stabbed him in the breast with knife. Inspector Prosser applied for a remand for a week, as the injured man was in the hospital, and unable to attend. Mr Baker asked: "Where is he stabbed?" to which Police-constable Russell replied: "In the left breast, and the lung is also penetrated." Mr. Baker added that: "It will be quite a week, if he is able to attend then." Mr. Hill remanded prisoner for a week, but refused bail."
"Serious Stabbing Affray"
Birmingham Daily Post 23rd November 1887

Victorian Court Room Scene

"Emma Collingwood, no trade, Wheeler Street, was charged on remand with being drunk and incapable in the Lozells Road, Aston. When prisoner was before the Court on Tuesday last, the police were unable to ascertain her name, age, or address, and as she could neither write nor use the deaf and dumb alphabet she was remanded for enquiries. Inspector Prosser stated that the prisoner had a sister living at 25 Court, 3 House, Wheeler Street, but she was not in court. The Bench, in consideration of the fact that prisoner had been in gaol for a week, discharged her with a caution."
"A Deaf and Dumb Drunkard"
Birmingham Daily Post 23rd November 1887

"Edward Mallin [19], chandelier maker, Wilton Street, Aston, was charged with loitering, with intent to commit a felony, in Lozells Road, on the 10th inst. Police-constable Hawkes, about nine o'clock on the night in question, observed the prisoner trying several doors in the Lozells Road, and subsequently saw him enter a baker's shop. On seeing the officer prisoner ran away, but was chased and captured. There were several previous convictions against him, and he was sentenced to one month's hard labour."
"A Robbery Prevented"
Birmingham Daily Post 14th March 1888

"At Aston Police Court yesterday, William Jones [13], schoolboy, 8, Terrace Road, Handsworth, was charged with attempting to rob the till at the shop of Edwin Bendall, baker, Lozells Road. He was sentenced to twelve strokes of the birch rod."
"Aston Police Court"
Birmingham Daily Post 10th October 1888

"The man who committed suicide on Gorey Common, Jersey, on Tuesday, has been identified as Albert Cowan, of 207, Lozells Road, one of the employees of Messrs. Grainger, Smith and Walter, of Carr's Lane, woollen merchants. He obtained leave of absence from his work on August 3rd, and was expected to return on Tuesday. The motive of the suicide remains undiscovered. Cowan's relations with his employers were unexceptionable, and nothing is known of his private affairs."
"Suicide of a Birmingham Man at Jersey"
Birmingham Daily Post 22nd August 1889

"An inquest was held at Jersey on Friday touching the death of Albert Angus Gowan [38], of 207, Lozells Road, Handsworth, whose body was found on Gorey Common, Jersey, on Tuesday morning. It was supposed that deceased committed suicide by shooting himself. Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey, who had been living with the deceased as his wife, identified the body, and said that Cowan left home on August 3rd, saying that he was going to business. He was employed in Carr's Lane, and the day before he had drawn £20., a month's salary. His manner was strange at times, but he was not addicted to drink. When he left home they were on the most affectionate terms. Edward Baker, a "Royal Blue" guide, spoke to having made the acquaintance of the deceased at Jersey on the previous Monday fortnight. He was staying at the Grasshopper Hotel, and on Tuesday witness saw him at Gorey, when he changed half a sovereign, and said: "This is the last of the family plate." Witness had seen him with a revolver in his possession. The jury returned a verdict that deceased was found dead, having presumably committed suicide."
"Suicide of a Handsworth Man at Jersey"
Birmingham Daily Post 26th August 1889

"Richard Winwood, 6 Holt Street, Birmingham, was summoned for furiously riding a horse in Lozells Road, on the 9th inst. Police-constable Lander said that he saw the defendant on horseback, galloping up the Lozells Road at the rate of between thirteen and fourteen miles an hour. When near Archibald Road he knocked down a woman, with the result that her skull and collar-bone were fractured. She was taken to the General Hospital, where she remained unconscious for four days. Mr. Peet, who defended, denied that the defendant was going at a furious rate, and submitted that the injuries to the woman were the result of a pure accident. A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed."
"Let Off Cheaply"
Birmingham Daily Post 28th February 1891

Victorian Court Room Scene

"Evan Thomas, estate agent, 164, Lozells Road, was summoned for cruelly ill-treating John Newman [12] and his sister, Ellen Newman [8]. Dr. Showell Rogers, who prosecuted on behalf of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, stated that the defendant was one of the largest ratepayers in Aston, but he had grossly assaulted the children Newman, and the society felt it its duty to proceed with the prosecution. On Wednesday last the children were sitting on a wall in the Lozells Road. There was not the slightest suggestion that they were doing or had done the least damage. The defendant, however, gave the lad a violent blow with a thick stick, knocking him off the wall, and then dealt the girl a couple of blows. How long the defendant would have gone on assaulting these little children it was impossible to tell. Fortunately a couple of police officers, Painting and Raven, were close by, and interposed. In fact, Painting was so much incensed at the defendant's brutality that he told Thomas that it was a good job for him that he [the constable] was not the father of the children. Within a minute from the blow there was a swelling half an inch thick on the girl's arm. A large crowd assembled, indignant at the defendant's conduct. The children still bore the bruises. When Thomas was asked what he meant by such behaviour, he replied: "See what they have done to my property," The officers made a search, and failed to find that any mischief had been done. Evidence having been given, Mr. Blackham, who defended, urged that the defendant had merely corrected the children for damaging his property, and blamed the society for taking the case up. Dr. Rogers said the mother was a poor widow, and Mr. Walker [magistrates' clerk] added that it seemed just the right sort of case for the society's intervention. The Bench regretted that the defendant should have allowed his feelings to overcome his judgment, and fined him half-a-crown and costs."
"A Lenient Sentence for Brutality"
Birmingham Daily Post 16th August 1892

"An inquest was held relating to the death of Mary Jane Gilbert, a married woman, who lived at 2, back of 95, Lozells Road, Aston. Deceased was employed as a gold chain-maker by Messrs. AlIday and Son, Warstone Lane. On Friday last deceased was walking up some stairs to get to the workshop, with an umbrella, in one hand and holding her dress with the other, when a youth who was coming down the stairs ran violently into her at a sharp corner. She fell backwards down the stairs, and when she was picked up she was found to be unconscious, and bleeding from a wound on the head. She was at once conveyed to the General Hospital in a cab, where it was found that she had fractured her skull. she never regained consciousness, and died on the 15th in that institution. Major Roe [her Majesty's inspector of factories] stated that the staircase was perfectly safe, but he advised that a movable bar should be placed across the staircase at this corner. The jury returned a verdict of " Accidental death."
"Inquests in Birmingham"
Birmingham Daily Post 19th January 1893

"Frederick W. Bellerby, hairdresser, 81, Lozells Road, was charged with attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself with a revolver. On the 18th inst., while passing prisoner's shop, Police-sergeant Parker heard a report of firearms, and on going inside found Bellerby lying on the floor, bleeding from the mouth, and with an abrasion on the hed. By his side was a recently-discharged revolver. When Parker spoke to him he said: "I'm not down. I'm all right." Superintendent Walker said that the prisoner was one of half a dozen young fellows who some time ago commenced drinking heavily. Some of them were now bankrupt, or were suffering from delirium tremens, and one had succeeded in killing himself, prisoner, the last of the lot, having endeavoured to follow his example. Mr. Yates said It was very dangerous that a barber should be so frequently drunk. Mr. W. Walker [assistant magistrates' clerk]: "His assistants do the shaving, sir, or there would be an accident." Prisoner was remanded in custody for a week."
"Attempted Suicide"
Birmingham Daily Post 21st January 1893

"Samuel Bannister [7] and Henry Bannister [9], both living in Queen's Road, were charged with robbery from a shop in Lozells Road. The youngsters, who had to be placed on a chair so that their heads could be seen over the top of the dock, were observed by Police-constable Wilson acting in a suspicious manner outside a confectioner's shop in the Lozells Road. Samuel watched while Henry entered the premises and brought out two sponge cakes. Superintendent Walker said that in December last Henry was brought before the court, and, for till robbery, ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod. In February this year he again appeared on a like charge, and was sentenced to be whipped, while in April both lads were jointly charged with stealing from a shop, and Henry was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment, to be followed by five years in a reformatory. After the expiration of fourteen days, Henry was certified as unfit for a reformatory, and was then liberated. Only a few minutes before the theft from the shop in Lozells Road the two lads had robbed a till. Mr. Hill said it was difficult to know really what to do with two such lads. Henry would be remanded in custody, but Samuel would be discharged on the understanding that his parents would punish him."
"Juvenile Depravity"
Birmingham Daily Post 12th June 1894







Trade Directories
1913 Kelly's Directory
North Side
London City & Midland Bank Limited
[J. B. Pearson, manager]
Mawson, Swan & Co. yeast importers
Birmingham Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd.
Aston Picture Palace, Thomas Bolstridge, mgr
3 Jones, William Henry, Draper
5 Harris, Thomas, China Dealer
Here is Sandown Grove
7 Gearing's Sterilized Dairy Company
9 Royal Oak, Robert James Darrall
11 Robinson Mrs. Harriet, Hair Dresser
13 Robinson Fredk. William, Furniture Dealer
13a East Harry, Confectioner
15 Newman, Mrs. Rose, Furniture Dealer
Here is Chain Walk
17 Morris, Thomas Nichol, Confectioner
19 Holland, Ernest Umbrella Maker
21 Yenn Alfred, Tobacconist
23 Latimer Thomas M. Baker
23a, Haycock, John W. Grocer
Police Station, Arthur Penrice, Inspector
Council Schools
St. Paul's Church
25a, Sutton ,Laundry Limited
25 Yardley, William, Florist
27 Sedgwick, Thomas William, Newsagent
29 Jauncey, Arthur Ernest, Gas Fitter
31-3 Robinson, David, Draper
Here is James Street
35 Lee, Henry, Restaurant
37 Lamb, Charles, Boot and Shoe Maker
39 Bailey, Henry Alfred, Beer Retailer
41 Fairbairn William, Baker
43 Latham, James, Confectioner
45 Fuszard, John, Stationer
47 Saxby Thomas, Boot Maker
49 Ardin, Ernest Henry, Fried Fish Dealer
51 Armstrong, William, Confectioner
53 Moore, Eric Alfred, Tobacconist
55 Wastall, George, Greengrocer
57 George Mrs. Bessie, Fancy Draper
59, 59a & 61 Cattell & Fisher Limited, Furnishers
Here is Wilton Street
63 Nelson James & Sons Limited, Butchers
65 Baines George, Baker
67 & 69 Lozells Inn, Harry James Walter
71 & 73 Fearnsides, Thomas Albert, Baker
75 Beckett Thomas, Hairdresser
75 Shaw & Bland, Pianoforte Dealers
77 Lissemore, John, Plumber
77 Lissemore, Mrs. Elizabeth, Tripe Dresser
79 Phillips Frank, Greengrocer
81 Allison Alex., Ironmonger
83 Playfair Henry Limited, Boot Makers
85 Simpson Herbert J. Fried Fish Dealer
Here is Hartington Road
87 Wharam, Charles, Umbrella Maker
89 Dale, Robert, Outfitter
91 Dale, Robert, Hosier
93 Field, George, Butcher
95 Davis Frederick George, Greengrocer
99 Greening, Daniel, Beer Retailer
101 Martin, Joseph, Pork Butcher
103 Morris, Thomas Nichol, Confectioner
105 Neale's Tea Stores, Provision Dealers
107 Grigg, Howard, Butcher
109-11 Crampton, Mrs. Mearal Sarah, Greengrocer
113 Maypole Dairy Company Limited
115 Harris, Alfred, Ironmonger
117 Williams Mason Limited, Povision Dealers
119 Markham, John, Butcher
121-5 Scott Jn. & Co. Domestic Machinery
127 Post Office: Alcock Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin
129 Mason, George. J. Ltd, Grocers
131 Bellringer, Clifford, Fruiterer
133 White, Edward Emery, Butcher
Here is Archibald Road
137-43 Evans, Evans & Co. Drapers
145 Wood, Mrs. Ernest, Glass & China Dealer
147 Birmingham Knitting Co. Limited
149 Jennens, Misses Gertrude & Lily, Milliners
151 Jones, Ernest Edmund, Confectioner
157 Dunn, Percy, Chemist
Here is Frances Road
161 Hughes, Henry Spencer, Physician & Surgeon
163 Cullingworth, Harry
165 Watkins, Alfred Charles & Son, Paperhangers
167 Thompson, Arnold J. Builders' Smith
167 Pearson, Frank, Shop Fitter
171 Martin, Robert, Carriage Builder
Here is Finch Road
173 Birchall William
175 Roberts Rev. Canon Edward Dale, Vicar
177 McCann, Robert. Stonemason
179 Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited
181 Baker, John, Maker of Printers' Sundries
183 Sanders, Mrs. Julia
185 Jackson, Mrs. Matilda
187 Mason, James L.
187 Mason Ernest Robert, Insurance Agent
189 Boucher Miss
Here is Mayfield Road
191 Welsh, William, Physician & Surgeon
193 Appleby, Henry
195 Withey, James John
199 Morton, Thomas
201 Stephens, Miss Rose, Teacher of Music
203 Cooke, Christopher
205 Lewis, Mrs.
209 Edwards, Leonard
211 Eyre, William Arthur: Birmingham Aluminium
       Casting Company [1903] Limited.
215 Vickers, Arthur
217 Knight, Mrs. Mary Ann, Laundry
219 Brown, John Ingram. Wholesale Grocer
221 Heaton, George, Nurseryman
223 Thursfield, William
227 Peplow, Mrs. Felicia, Furniture Dealer
229-31 Hunter, Mrs. Martha, Beer Retailer
233 Adams, Mrs. Amy, Confectioner
235 Simister, Thomas, Boot Maker
237 Eastmans, Lim. Butchers
239 Edwards, James Emanuel, Corn Factor
243 Villa Cross Inn, William Ratcliffe
South Side
2 Matthews, Walter, Grocer
2 Midland & L. & N. W. Railways
   Parcels Receiving Office
4 Price, William, Glass & China Dealer
6 Armstrong, John, Tobacconist
8 Juggins, Alfred, Photography
10 Osborne, Edward, Confectioner
12 Ward, William John, Boot & Shoe Dealers
14 Harris, Arthur, Children's Outfitter
16 Viles & Son, Cycle Makers
18a Crisp, W. & H., Tailors
18 Ormond, James Hamilton, Surgeon
Here is William Street
22 Morrall, Benjamin
Here is Sidney Place
24 Crowson, John
26 Parker, Mrs. Lilian, Milliner
28 Boaler William, Tailor
30 Helman, Mrs. Carlotta, Wardrobe Dealer
32 Byard, Charles Edward, Confectioner
34 Shaw, Miss Alice, Milliner
38 Mayhew, Thomas, Upholsterer
Here is Guildford Street
42 Beard & Co., Builders
44 Ansell, Frederick
46 Jenks, Edward Isaac
48 Grimsley, Harry
50 Morris, Thomas, Stone & Marble Mason
     Miles, Edwin, Pianoforte Dealer
Here is Wheeler Street
50¼ Carver, William, Meat Pie Maker
50½ Hems, Leonard, Carver & Gilder
50a Johnson, William, Boot Dealer
50b Cooke, William & Leonard, Hosiers
52 Robinson, William, Butcher
54-54a Newell, William Edward, Cycle Maker
Lozells Picture House
  James Henry Blissett, manager
56a, Ansell's Brewery Limited, Brewers
Here is Wilton Street
58 Ruscoe, John, Grocer
60 Bell Inn, Herbert James
62 Hicks Joseph, Pork Butcher
62 Great Western Railway Company's
     Parcels Receiving Office
64 Lake, James William, Tobacconist
66 Grant, Austin, Tailor
68 Parkes O. G. Grocer
70 Harris, Frederick Charles, Butcher
72 Lipton Ltd., Provision Dealers
72a, Goldman, Mrs. Annie, Tailor
72b, Shaw & Bland, Pianoforte Dealers
72b Fairbairn Hall
74 Ellis, Charles F., Cabinet Maker
74a Crees, Harry Jn., Butcher
76 Gee, Ernest, Chemist
78 Kauert, William, Hairdresser
80 Haylock J. W. Limited, Boot Dealers
82 Sparrow, Thomas P., Confectioner
84 Horsley, Mrs. Amelia, Milliner
86 Fitter, Harry Harper, Watch Maker
Here is Berners Street
88a Greenway, Frank Walter, Draper
88 Bird, James P., Tailor
90 Hallam, Lewis Sydney, Fancy Repository
92 Stacey, Mrs. Eliazbeth, Boot Dealer
94 Davis, Frederick, Confectioner
96 Stych, James Arthur, Tobacconist
98 Parish, Robert, Hosier
98a Brown, Arthur, Gilder
100 Toye, Henry B. & Son., Confectioners
102-10 Elliott & Hancock, Fancy Drapers
112a Adams, Frederick, Grocer
Here is Lozells Street
112b Johnson, Frank Horace, Chemist
112 Morris, Mrs.Dora, Milliner
114 Hatherley, Arthur, Confectioner
116 Fitter, Thomas Albert, Tobacconist
118 Frost, Arthur W., Ttailor
120 Meanley, Mrs. Harriet, Fancy Repository
122 Powers, Alfred Edgar, Fancy Draper
124 Caplin, Mrs. Nellie, Picture Framer
126 Dennett, Thomas, Laundry
128 Miller, Mrs, Elizabeth, Furniture Dealer
130 Greenway, Miss Fanny, Dining Rooms
132 Picken, William, Milliners
134 Smith & Strong, Milliners
136 Phillips, John Revill, Dairyman
138 Charter, John William, Sign Writer
140 Brownnill, William
144 Jones Samuel
146 Bomford, Mrs. Elizabeth
146 Bomford, Miss Olive, Teacher of Music
148 TTimings, Edward
Here is Carpenters Road
150 Hunt & Daniel, Pawnbrokers
152 Owens, Mrs. Eliza Lucy, Ladies' Outfitter
154 Baker & Reeves, Stationers
156 Johnson, William, Tailore
158 Pearce, Richard, Fruiterer
160 Baines, George, Baker
162 Sands Ernest John, Gas Fitter
164 Goode, Mrs. Annie, Confectioner
166 Blaby, George Samuel
168 Bell, John
168 Bell, Miss I., Dress Maker
170 Toney, George
174 Clayton, John Sumner
176 Atkins, George Frederick
178 Price, Miss
180 Walshe, John Maurice
Here is Burbury Street
180a Robinson, Thomas, Boot Dealer
Wall Letter Box
182 Dawson, John Thomas
184 Jeffreys, John Francis
186 Clark, Mliss Louisa Alma, Chain Maker
188 Taylor, Mrs.
190 Baker, William
192 White, Mrs.
Here is Anqlesey Street
194 Holmes, Mrs.
196 Wagstaff, Mrs.
198 Higgins, Charles Arthur, Tailor
198 Higgins Harold, Teacher of Music
200 Williamson, Miss
204 Davis, Alfred
Here is Church Street
206 Rogerson, Mrs,
208 Bailey, Thomas
210 Lauterbach Misses, Costumiers
212 Green, Arthur
214 Lilly, John
216 Berkeley, Frederick C.
218 Sparshott, Charles
220 Newnes, Henry John
222 Jones, Walter
224 Charlton, Joseph
226 Scott, William Paley
228 Hall, Mrs.
230 Jennings, John
232 Underwood, Thomas, Jeweller
232 Young, Samuel, Insurance Agent
234 Gee, Ernest
236 Richardson, Frank James
238 Averill, Frederick William
240 Targett, Edgar James, Opten
242 James, George
Aston Villa Wesleyan Church
Here is George Street
248 Ross & Co., Fancy Drapers
250 Pagett, Misses F. M. & A. G. Fishmongers
252 Cross George, Fruiterer
254 Nelson, James & Sons Ltd. Butchers
256 Rendalls, Bakers
258 Mander & Co. Electrical Engineers
260 Woodbridge, Thomas Jenkin, Boot Maker
262 Munton, William, Stationer
262 Great Western Railway Railway Company's
       Receiving Office
264 Court Steam Laundry Limited.
266 Sneader, Samuel, Tailor
270 Lazenby, John W., Tourist Agent

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"Oliver Banks, butcher's assistant, Lozells Road, Aston, was summoned at the instance of Inspector H. Smith, of the society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for cruelly treating a cow by beating it with a stick, on the 4th inst. James Gregory Collins, living in Lime Grove, Handsworth, stated that about two o'clock on the afternoon in question he saw the defendant, in company with another man, driving same cattle down the Lozells Road. One of the beasts was intended for Mr. Allday's slaughter house, but the road being in a very slippery state the animal fell. After defendant had inflicted several severe blows on its body, and its nose had been pinched until the cow bellowed with pain, it got up and walked a short distance, but fell again. Finding it would not get up again, a rope was fetched, and one end attached to the animal's horns and the other to a railway trolley, and in this way it was dragged along the road a distance of about twenty yards. The defendant was then remonstrated with by a gentleman, but without any apparent effect, as the animal was dragged along the road a further distance of about forty feet. There were marks of blood on the roadway where the animal had been pulled along, and its knees were bleeding. Defendant said that the animal refused to walk, and he therefore thought it better to get it to the slaughter house in the way described than by beating it and making it walk. Sir W. Foster said the Bench were determined to put a stop to the shocking cruelty which some men felt it their duty to inflict upon dumb animals. As that was defendant's first offence, he would only be fined 10s. and costs."
"Ill-treating a Cow"
Birmingham Daily Post 22nd January 1887

"Augustus Pearce, draper, Lozells Road, Aston, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a pony and trap, in the Lozells Road, on the 14th inst. Police-constable Gilkes stated that on the afternoon of the above date he saw the defendant in charge of a horse and trap. He was drunk, and witness cautioned him, and told him to put the trap up. About an hour afterwards the officer saw the defendant again with the trap in the Lozells Road, when he denied being drunk. Mr. Tanner, who represented the defendant, pleaded guilty, and the Bench inflicted a fine of 40s. and costs, in default one month's imprisonment, with hard labour. Just after the hearing of the case a woman appeared in court, and stated to the magistrates that the defendant had swindled her. Police-constable Gilkes said that numerous complaints had been made respecting the defendant's conduct. Mr. Hill told the woman that she could take proceedings if she liked."
"A Public Danger"
Birmingham Daily Post 19th January 1889

"Samuel Vaughan, of no fixed abode, was charged with assaulting Annie Patterson, a married woman, residing at 97, Lozells Road, Aston, and stealing a basket, of the value of 1s., from her. Prosecutrix stated that at a quarter past ten o'clock on Saturday evening she was about to enter a shop in the Lozells Road in company with her sister-in-law, when prisoner, whom she had not previously seen, sprang at her, caught her hand, in which she was carrying her purse, and violently dragged her along the roadway for a considerable distance. Prisoner snatched her basket and purse from her, and she remembered nothing more until she regained consciousness in an adjoining shop. Mrs. Atkins, sister-in-law to Mrs. Patterson gave evidence corroborating her relative's statement. She reiterated the assertion that the prisoner behaved violently towards her sister and dragged her some distance. Mrs. Patterson had sustained injury to her health and had since been under medical treatment. Mr. Thomas James Richardson, head-master of St. Michael's School, Handsworth, said he was proceeding down Lozells Road with his collie dog, when he heard the prosecutrix screaming. He told his dog to catch prisoner, and as the animal jumped up Vaughan ran away, but was followed by the dog and witness. He was stopped and given into the custody of Police-constable Fred Cramp, who handed him over to Police-constable Crowe. On the way to the station prisoner said, "I should net have done it, only I had not broken my fast since Saturday morning, and I am dying on my feet." Prisoner made a similar statement to the magistrates, but Mr. Hill remarked that it was a very serious case; and sentenced him to three months' imprisonment with hard labour, for attempting to steal the purse, and six months' hard labour for the assault on Mrs. Patterson, making in all a sentence of nine months."
"An Exemplary Sentence"
Birmingham Daily Post 5th November 1890

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