History of the Railway Hotel at Cradley Heath 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.


Railway Hotel
Railway Hotel

Some History of this Pub
The Railway Hotel.
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Licensees of this Pub
1865 - Thomas Parsons
1872 - Thomas Parsons
1880 - James Bunn
1888 - Mrs Elizabeth Bunn
1900 - Thomas Scriven
1904 - William Edmonds
1914 - Llewellyn Probyn
1921 - Harry Pegg
1921 - 1924 Henry Horan
1924 - 1934 Harry Samuel Hancock
1934 - 1935 Alfred Purnell
1935 - 1937 William Thomas Clay
1937 - Joseph Bennett

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

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Black Country Bugle
Black Country Gob
Black Country Society
Cradley Heath Speedway

A Double Diamond Works Wonders

Epictetus - Ancient Greek Sage and Stoic Philosopher
"Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.”

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

Comic Postcard - Pub Opening Hours

Comic Postcard - Money Matters

Newspaper Articles


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Comic Postcard - Ours is a Nice House

Comic Postcard - XX Casks

Comic Postcard - Best Pale Ale

Comic Postcard - Church Sermon

Comic Postcard - We Don't Mind If We Do

Comic Postcard - Drink While We Can

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Tap Room Etched Glass


Best Room and Snug

The Young Barmaid by Charles Sillem Lidderdale

Bar Etched Glass 

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Public Bar Stained Glass

Woman Serving Beer

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