History of Soho Hill in Hockley in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.


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Some history on Soho Hill

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Brummagem Boozers

List of Pubs

Beehive Tavern
Coach and Horses
Roebuck Hotel
Watt Tavern

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

Genealogy Connections

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Atkinson's Ales

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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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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

"Water was the theme for two hours last night at Birmingham Central Fire Station, where the final was held of the N.F.S. "Water Bee," in which stations from the Birmingham and Coventry areas have participated. The competition was initiated by Fire Force Commander Coleman as entertaining and instructive way in which firemen could learn about water supplies, their location, and the hundred and one technical problems that arise when they are brought into operation on even a small scale. The two finalists -  who answered their questions before a large audience - were Soho Hill Station [representing "C," West Birmingham Division] and the despatch rider corps from "E" [Moseley] Division. The evening was a triumph for those who have become fire-fighters for the duration. Soho Hill team had a former milkman, bookkeeper, general butcher and millwright; while the despatch riders included a postman, carpenter, commercial traveller, wholesale florist and an estate agent. Most of them were rankers, with three or four years with the A.F.S. and N.F.S. part-time and whole-time. All have been through the blitzes. After a keen fight, the despatch riders won by one and a half marks, and so gained the challenge cup and £1 apiece, while Soho Hill were awarded a secondary trophy and 10s. apiece. Individual champion was Fireman Griffiths, of Soho station, whose 80 per cent, correct answers gained him a special guinea prize from Chief Fire Officer Westbrook."
"Soho Hill 'Water-Bee' Champions"
Evening Despatch : May 7th 1943 Page 4.