History on the town of Blackheath 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.



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"Yesterday, at Old Hill Police Court, before Messrs. Bassano and Wiggin, John Reeves [11], of Mott Street, Blackheath, was convicted of stealing nine oranges from a stall belonging to Mr. Sturman, of Birmingham Road, on the 24th inst., and was ordered to receive six strokes with a birch rod, and to pay a fine of 10s."
"Old Hill Police Court"
Birmingham Daily Post 29th January 1885

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Genealogy Connections
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Newspaper Articles
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Black Country Bugle
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Black Country History in Old Photos
Black Country Society

Banks's Imperial Mild Ale [1960's]

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

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1950 Advertisement for Mitchell's & Butler's


"And in very deed, the hops but a weed, Brought over against the law, and set here to sale' Would the law were removed, and no more beer brewed, But all men betake them to a pot of good ale. The Hop for his profit, It strengtheneth drink and it flavoureth malt; And being well brewed, long kept it will last, And drawing abide _ if ye draw not too fast.”
Thomas Tusser [c.1520-8]

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

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Trade Directories
1880 Kelly's Directory
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Comic Postcard - Ours is a Nice House

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Brewery Buildings