History of the Irish Harp at Aldridge in the county of Staffordshire. 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.


Irish Harp
Irish Harp

Some History of this Pub
Irish Harp






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Licensees of this Pub
1834 Gilbert Haughton
1851 Gilbert Haughton
1861 George Hanley
1868 George Tandy
1872 George Tandy
1880 Mrs. Elizabeth Hall
1896 Lewis Cutler
1900 Lewis Cutler
1912 Harry Homer
1940 Mrs. E. Cooper

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

1884 Map Extract showing Aldridge Village Centre
This 1884 map extract [which can be purchased in its entirety online at Mapseeker], shows the centre of Aldridge where the High Street meets Walsall Wood Road, Anchor Road and Leighswood Road, the latter going north-west to Northwood Villas and Stubbers Green.

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Aldridge Local History Society
Black Country Bugle
Black Country Gob
Black Country History in Old Photos
Black Country Society

Not One to Mix with the Riff-Raff in the Bar

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Samuel Johnson painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds [c.1772]
"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Samuel Johnson

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Beer and Pipe Smoker

Bar Parlour Stained Glass

Tap Room Etched Glass


Best Room and Snug

The Young Barmaid by Charles Sillem Lidderdale

Bar Etched Glass

Edwardian Barman

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Public Bar Stained Glass

Woman Serving Beer

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