History on the village of Armitage 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.



 

Armitage
Armitage

Background Information
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Armitage - Parish Church and Canal [1891]

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Armitage Canal Tunnel [c.1895]

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Armitage - Plum Pudding Inn [c.1908]

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List of Pubs
Ash Tree Inn
Boat House
Crown Inn
Old Peculiar
Plum Pudding Inn
Red Lion Inn
Spode Cottage
Swan Inn
Talbot Inn

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Genealogy Connections
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Henry William Paget - Marquess of Anglesey

Newspaper Articles
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Lichfield Mercury : January 9th 1953 Page 5.

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Landor Local History Society

Quotation
Ogden Nash
"Then here's to the heartening wassail,
Wherever good fellows are found;
Be its master instead of its vassal,
and order the glasses around.”
Ogden Nash

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

1950 Advertisement for Mitchell's & Butler's

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Édouard Manet "The Merry Beer Drinker" [1870's]

Comic Postcard - Pub Opening Hours

Comic Postcard - Money Matters

Comic Postcard - Ours is a Nice House

Comic Postcard - Church Sermon

Comic Postcard - We Don't Mind If We Do

Trade Directories
1900 Kelly's Directory
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1940 Kelly's Directory
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Newspaper Articles
"Charles Nunn, of Ipswich, hawker, was charged with furiously driving in the Armitage Road, Armitage, July 4th. P.C. Johnson deposed that on the night named he saw defendant driving along Armitage Road, in company with two other men. Defendant was driving at a furious pace, the horse going at a full gallop. He received several complaints respecting defendant's driving. Samuel Morecroft, postmaster at Armitage, deposed that on the night in question he was riding a bicycle with Mr. White near the Basin, when he heard a horse and trap coming from Rugeley at a gallop. They both pulled their machines to the side of the road, and defendant then drove past, whipping the horse badly. Had they not jumped off their machines they would have been smashed up. He rode back but could not overtake the cart until it stopped at the Plum Pudding Inn. He then went on to Handsacre and reported the matter to the police. Thomas William White said he was with the last witness on the night in question, and saw the defendant driving the horse and cart at a furious pace. Defendant did not appear, but sent a letter denying the offence. The Bench inflicted a fine of 40s and 11s 6d costs, four previous convictions being recorded against the defendant.”
"Furious Driving"
Lichfield Mercury : August 16h 1901 Page 6.

Worthington's Dinner Ale [1930's]

Worthington's Indie Pale Ale [1940's]

Stop and have a Worthington

That's Worth a Worthington

Biere le Nectar des Dieux

Comic Postcard - Best Pale Ale

Hurra! Bier!

Woman with Lager

Comic Postcard - Drink While We Can

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Beer and Pipe Smoker

Bar Parlour Stained Glass

Tap Room Etched Glass

Cheers!

Pub Drinkers between the Wars

Rural Drinkers outside the Pub

Drinking Celebrations

Beer is Best

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Publican

Public Bar Stained Glass
 

Woman Serving Beer

Brewery Buildings