History of the Grand Turk Inn on Ludgate Hill 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.


Grand Turk Inn
Grand Turk Inn

Some History of this Pub
Grand Turk Inn.



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Licensees of this Pub
1835 - Joseph Stinton
1856 - J. Glossop
1858 - John Lawrence
1870 - Charles Piddington

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Newspaper Articles
"On Saturday evening last, an inquest was held at the Grand Turk Inn, Ludgate Hill, on the body of Job Clarke, a married man, forty-one years of age, who met with his death under the following sad circumstances. Deceased, a very a steady man, had tor some time been employed in the foundry of Messrs. Abraham Jones and Son, Bradford Street, was at his usual work on Monday, the 12th inst. He and other men in the works were engaged in moving by means of a crane some iron castings of the weight of 1 ton 1 cwt. 8 qrs. As the machine was being turned slowly round with its attached weight, by some means the chain attached to the crane, and holding the mass of iron, gave way [broke]. Deceased being, it is thought, aware of danger, drew back, but stumbled and fell to the ground, and a portion of the descending casting and the broken chain falling upon his foot, crushed the toes and front of the foot in a shocking manner. The unfortunate man was extricated as soon as possible, and conveyed to the General Hospital. Here the case was received by Mr. Joseph Smith, acting house surgeon, in the temporary absence of Mr. W. P. Goodall. The injury to Clarke was found to be of such a character that amputation, after consultation, was determined upon, and the operation was skilfully performed the next day. For some time the patient seemed to be in a fair way to recover, but he had diseased lungs, and gradually sinking under the effects of the disease and the injury he had received, he died on Thursday last. After hearing this testimony, and it not appearing that blame of any kind attached to any one in the foundry, the Jury, under the Coroner's direction, returned a verdict of " Accidental death."
Fatal and Singular Accident at Messrs. Jones's Iron Foundry" in
Birmingham Daily Post 14th July 1858


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