History of Newhall Street in Hockley in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.


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Some history on Newhall Street

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Brummagem Boozers

List of Pubs

Litten Tree
Lord Byron
Queen's Arms

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

Genealogy Connections

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Atkinson's Ales

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Mitchell's and Butler's Traditional Cask Ales

Dare's - Perfect Beer

Ansell's Mild Playing Card

Mitchell's and Butler's Special Ale

Davenport's Traditionally Brewed Ales

Atkinson's Punch Stout

Be an Ansell's Bitterman

Mitchell's and Butler's - Good Honest Beer [1950 Advertisement]

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Gaston Bachelard

"The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows."
Gaston Bachelard

Newspaper Articles

"On Thursday morning an extensive and destructive fire broke out on the premises of Mr. George Shelton, timber merchant, close to the Irvingite Chapel, in Newhall Street. The portion of the premises fronting to the street, consisted of a range of one storey shopping, let out to several persons renting mill-power from Mr. Shelton; a building behind, and abutting on the front premises, was fitted as a saw-mill, and in the rear of this was the large timber yard, extending to the canal in Water Street. About half past four o'clock in the morning the policeman on the beat observed flames ascending from the buildings, and at once gave an alarm. An engine each from the Birmingham, Norwich, and District Fire Offices was on the spot in few minutes afterwards, but so great a head had the fire attained, that three other engines were sent for and speedily arrived. Two of the engines were stationed at the rear of the premises; the others played on the front. By this time the buildings were nearly gutted, and the flames spread into the timber yard for a considerable distance. At six o'clock the rear wall fell, burying in its ruins a large mass of burning timber in the saw-mill, and the firemen then directed their efforts to prevent the conflagration from extending to the remaining portion of the yard. At eight o'clock this object was effected, but throughout the morning three engines continued to play upon the still smoking ruins, and the smouldering fire was not finally extinguished until late in the afternoon. The only portions of the building and its contents remaining are the skeletons of two powerful steam-engines, the blackened walls of the shops, and large piles of charred timber. At one period the adjoining premises of Mr. Cornforth were ignited, and the Irvingite Chapel, with the wood-yard of Mr. Scott, cooper, Mount Street, were in imminent danger; Happily, however, the firemen were enabled to confine the destructive element to its original seat. It should be mentioned that effective service was rendered from the establishment of Messrs. Elkington and Mason, electroplaters, whose works are immediately opposite. A continuous stream of water was poured upon the burning mass from hoses connected with the mains in Messrs. Elkington's premises. The origin of the disaster, which is believed to have arisen in the saw-mill, has not yet been ascertained. The loss sustained by Mr. Shelton amounts to between 4000l. and 5000l.; he is insured in the Yorkshire Office for 2750l. The tenants of the shopping have also suffered considerably. They are eleven in number, namely Mr. Cadby, metal polisher; Mr. Pardoe, grinder; Mr. Jones, metal polisher; Messrs. Whitehouse and Co., polishers and metal spinners; Mr. North, tin burnisher; Mr. Wareing, wood turner; Mr. Lunn, thimble and pen-holder maker; Mr. Revill, metal spinner ; Mr. Weaver, Mr. Rollason, and Messrs. Rea and Webb. Only three of them were insured - Mr. Cadby, the Yorkshire, for 100l.; Messrs. Whitehouse and Co., in the Norwich, for 100l.; and Mr. Revill, in the Birmingham, for 100l., and in the Yorkshire for 200l. Mr. Revill's insurances will not cover his loss by 200l. A portion of the stock was removed, but the greater part was destroyed. A report has been extensively circulated that only one fireman attended each engine. This mis-statement was published in the Times of Friday. There were, in fact, twenty six firemen present, each Office sending its full complement of men. The mistake probably arose from the circumstance that the major portion of the men were engaged in the premises, leaving only one or two to direct the working of the engines."
"Fire in Newhall Street"
Aris's Birmingham Gazette : May 30th 1853 Page 2.