History of the Victoria Inn 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.


Victoria Inn
Victoria Inn

Some History of this Pub
The Victoria Inn is technically in Netherton as it is located in Dudley Wood but is also listed here in case people searched for it through the section on Cradley Heath.


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Licensees of this Pub
1841 - Benjamin Round
1863 - David Weston
1900 - Harry Albert Bridgewater
1937 - 1950 George N. Bridgewater
1950 - 1954 George Thos. Rathbone
1954 - 1956 John French Parker
1956 - 1964 Frederick Evans
1964 - 1957 Stanley Church
1967 - 1968 Alfred Archibald Beesley
1968 - 1970 Margaret Rose Windsor
1970 - 1975 Frederick Geo. Hancocks
1975 - 1984 Donald Taylor
1986 - 2001 Joan Billingham
2001 - 2003 Helen Jayne Homer
2003 - 2004 David Paul Billingham

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Genealogy Connections
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding the Victoria Inn 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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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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August 11th 2011

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