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Tamworth
Tamworth

Background Information
The town's name is from the River Tame. A rival to Tutbury, the town has one of the finest castles in the county. It was occupied in for almost 700 years since the Normans built it on the hill overlooking the junction of the rivers Tame and Anker. Subsequently, it was purchased for £3,000 in 1897 as a memorial to Queen Victoria. However, the castle was not the first imposing fortress to be built in Tamworth. Although no trace of it remains, King Offa, the Anglo-Saxon King of Mercia built a royal palace here in 757. This was a time when Tamworth was virtually the capital of England because Offa was overlord of the country.

Panoramic View of Tamworth [c.1947]

Tamworth was also the site of a major battle in 913 between the Danes and Alfred the Great's daughter, Ethelflaeda. Following her victory, she ordered the construction of a wooden stockade to ensure the Danes thought twice before having another go. Following the Norman conquest, the fortress became the property of Robert le Despencer before his cousin, and another of William the Conqueror's barons, Robert de Marmion, opted to fortify the stockade further and eventually built a castle, plenty of which still remains. Succeeding rulers all added to the building so that today it is a mixture of Norman, Gothic, Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian architectural styles.

Aerial View of Tamworth Castle [c.1952]

Measuring some 10ft thick at the base, the walls of the keep, along with the tower, are the work of the Marmions. The walls have a unique herringbone pattern in places. Later Tudor work includes the warden's lodge and the grand banqueting hall, both of which have received Jacobean restyling. The list of visitors to the castle includes Henry I, Henry II, Thomas à Beckett, Edward II and James I. A tour of the castle includes The History of Tamworth and The Norman Exhibition.

Town Hall and Market Street [c.1948]

Leaving the castle via the old 13th century gatehouse you enter the old Market Place and Market Street. Originally called Castle Street, this was once lined with medieval buildings. Today's street has a few fine 18th and 19th century buildings but the centrepiece is the Town Hall. Tamworth used to have two town halls - one each for the Staffordshire and Warwickshire parts of the town. These were replaced in 1701 by this mellow red brick construction which was paid for by Thomas Guy who was then a Member of Parliament for the town. A bookseller and philanthropist, he started in business around 1668 when he imported English bibles from Holland. However, it was through the South Sea Bubble Scandal that he made his fortune. The building for which he is best remembered is Guy's Hospital in Southwark.

The Town Hall is supported by wide stone arches, above which is a two-bay brick-fronted hall with large windows, a pediment and a high-pitched roof topped with a cupola. The Butter Market was once held beneath the arches which, in addition, used to house the town's fire engine.

In front of the Town Hall is the 1852 bronze statue of Sir Robert Peel, former Member of Parliament for Tamworth and twice Prime Minister. Expounding his ideas of free trade, he once delivered his Tamworth Manifesto  from the Town Hall in 1834, the same year he accepted office for Prime Minister. He is best remembered for his re-organisation of the London police force - hence 'Bobbies' and for repealing the Corn laws in 1846. The latter split the Conservative party and forced his resignation.

Interior of St. Editha's Church [c.1912]

The parish church is dedicated to St. Editha, sister of Athelstan, who became King of England in 924. Editha herself married Sitgtryg, the Danish King of Northumbria, but things didn't quite work out as planned so she took the less celestial option of devoting herself to God and founded a convent at Tamworth. The earliest known church at Tamworth was built in the 8th century but St. Editha's dates from 963. However, much of that construction which was later modified by the Normans was burnt down in 1345. Today's building is a much modified version of the rebuilt 14th century church. The building has a rare double spiral staircase which can be ascended with permission. One flight has 101 steps and the other 106 and they are arranged so that the roof of one is the floor of the other.

From the church you can head down either Little Church Lane or Church Street to arrive at Lower Gungate. The former will take you through an pretty thoroughfare where the shops have been restored to provide the visitor with a little flavour of yesteryear. Just past the junction of Lower Gungate and Little Church Lane is the Almshouses founded by Thomas Guy [see photograph in gallery above]. Rebuilt in 1913, the almshouses are still linked with the London hospital established by Thomas Guy. The buildings' front incorporates a steep gable and a cupola. Gungate, incidentally, is a Danish word. The original almshouses were built in the 17th century but when Thomas Guy failed to be re-elected in 1707 he accused the town of ingratitude and used his fortune to build his hospital in London rather than the Midlands.

Comic Postcard of Tamworth Publican [c.1912]

On the corner of Church Street there are two interesting old buildings - the Arts Centre and the Co-op. The Arts Centre was originally built as a theatre in 1821 but was later turned into a pig market before being used as Sir Robert Peel's Gungate Malthouse. In another bizarre twist, it was turned into the town's Baptist Tabernacle Chapel in 1870. One of its chaplain's, Revd. Donald Fraser was killed when serving as an Army Chaplain in France during the First World War. In 1974, the building reverted back to its original role of a theatre and arts centre.

The Co-op building is a classic Victorian shop building. The institution formerly occupied a building constructed in 1884 for Alfred Sadler & Co. Ltd. Tamworth's Co-op was established by William McGregor, Vicar of Tamworth between 1878-1887. He lived further down Colehill in the old Co-op Milk Bar. I have read that, in 1919, the record dividend was £12,935 which was an incredible amount of money - a bit like winning today's lottery. The Co-op gradually expanded into surrounding buildings in the early part of the 20th century.

A short walk along Colehill will bring you to Victoria Road named, along with Albert Road, in honour of the royal visit by the royal couple to Tamworth's Drayton Manor in November 1843. A few yards along Victoria Road is the Unitarian Chapel. It was built in 1724 with what has been described as a 'severe two-story brick façade.' This was later stuccoed and a porch added. The notable aspect of the building is the Flemish bonded brickwork on the end wall facing the former graveyard. The chapel is now used by an ex-servicemen's institution.

Former Municipal Offices [c.1899]

The walk back into the town centre along George Street and Market Street is rewarded with the sight of some splendid Victorian buildings including the old National Westminster Bank described by Nikolaus Pevsner as the finest 19th century building in Tamworth. In Corporation Street is the Assembly Rooms which were built between 1887-1889 in the style of a Nonconformist Chapel to celebrate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Note the coat-of-arms supported by two mermaids. This was not registered with the College of Heraldry so it cannot be incorporated within the modern coat-of-arms for Tamworth. Today, the Assembly Rooms are used for a wide variety of public events.

The Holloway leads down from the town, past the castle and over the river's bridge. It is lined with some fine and interesting buildings. Just beyond the van is The Castle Hotel which was once owned by William Tempest who later became an alderman and borough magistrate. The building was severely damaged in a fire during 1838 when six maidservants died.

Bank House on Holloway [1988]

Facing The Castle Hotel is Bank House. Dating from 1845, this building was used as the Tamworth Savings Bank which was founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1823. Another building of interest, especially to beer devotees, is Brewery House on an elevated position in Ladybank. This was built as a workhouse in 1750 but was later used by a Mr. Morgan who established a brewery at the rear - hence the name.

Brewery House overlooks Holloway Lodge, the main entrance to the Castle's grounds. Featuring two twin-towers, the gatehouse was built by the 2nd Marquess Townshend in 1810 and originally featured two separate single-storey rooms joined by the archway. It was following its acquisition by the Borough Council that the roof was raised and an upper storey added. There are plenty of pleasant walks within the castle grounds which run below the castle's ramparts and along the banks of the river.

Just inside the gateway is the statue of Ethelflaeda. This was erected and unveiled in 1913 as part of Tamworth's Millenary Celebrations. The unveiling ceremony was conducted by the Earl and Countess Ferrers. The ceremonial opening of Tamworth Castle took place some fourteen years earlier when the Earl of Dartmouth represented the Borough Council in another celebration of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Close to the statue of Ethelflaeda another decorative feature has been created with the anchor of a ship.

Tamworth - Castle and Mill [c.1890]

Ladybridge was originally constructed in 1294 but was repaired and widened in 1839. There used to be a large building next to the bridge which housed three corn mills and a fulling mill. It was called, appropriately enough, Castle Mills. The corn mills were worked by three separate water-wheels. The Castle Mills were demolished in 1920 - what an attraction they would have made today.

It's only a small hike back towards Lichfield Street. The first building of note is a betting office which was originally a school founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1820. Further along on the same side of the road is The Moat House which dates from the 16th century. It was once the home of the Comberford family who once entertained Prince Charles, later Charles II here. The actual construction date is thought to be 1572. Featuring five stepped gables.

On the opposite side of Lichfield Street is The White House. Dating from the early 19th century, this features an elegant double bow window. Further up the road is The Manor House, formerly the home of Thomas Guy.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Described as "a pest and a nuisance to licensees for years," John Francis Drake, labourer, of Marshall Street, was fined £5 or 28 days' imprisonment on each of two summonses at the Tamworth Borough Court on Wednesday. He was summoned for using indecent language at the Tamworth Public Cattle Sales Yard on September 23, and for refusing to quit licensed premises at the Sales Yard on the same date. He pleaded not guilty in each case. Archibald James Biddle said that at 2.30pm his assistant in the downstairs bar of the refreshment rooms at the Sales Yard, told him he was having trouble with Drake, who was under the influence of drink. He had not been served, and had been ordered to go. Witness went down and told him to go, and he went outside. A few minutes later, witness again went down, and Drake was there again, using the most filthy language. Sergeant Shilton came along and removed him. "I have brought the case because the man has been a pest and a nuisance to licensees in this district for years," said Mr. Biddle. "There are very few publicans in Tamworth who will serve him, and he is a man that the old 'black list' should apply to." James Orton said he went to the refreshment room to have a half-pint, when Drake came in. Before Drake could ask for a half-pint. Hilton, who was in charge of the bar, said to him, "I shan't serve you, go outside." Drake picked up a water jug from the counter, and said "I will bash -----." There were three women standing in the room. Drake went to the middle of the bar, picked up a half-pint glass, and again threatened Hilton. Sergeant Shelton stood by the door, and said to Drake. "Outside." He went outside, and Sergeant Shelton went to the office. Drake again came in, but somebody said to him, "Look out. the Sergeant's coming." and he went out again. He again came in a few minutes later, and went out again. He used the language written down. When this was shown to Drake he said "Monstrous! He is allowed to commit perjury, it seems." The Clerk: Do you want to ask him any questions? No, I don't want to speak to him again at all. I want that first witness in the box before I go on. Sergeant Shelton said that in consequence of a complaint he went to the bar and saw Drake standing by the counter. He saw him pick up a glass, and threaten to bash the barman's face in, and used the language written down. Witness removed him from the premises, and told him that he would be reported, and if he, came back he would be arrested. Later, at the request of Mr. Biddle, he went down and assisted to remove him and take him away from the yard. He told him he would be arrested if he came back, and he again used filthy language. Eventually he left. There were about 30 people in the bar, including three or four women. Drake: You were the last person to see me in the Cattle Sale Yard? Yes, I removed you from the Sale Yard. Drake: I didn't ask for a lecture. Answer "Yes or "No." No. Drake: If all this highly obscene language was used, and you are supposed to have heard it all, why didn't you. as a non-commissioned officer of the Police Force, arrest me at once? It was unnecessary trouble. The same purpose could be served by summons. Drake: I won't have it that way. If you had been doing your duty as a non-commissioned officer you should have arrested me. It is nothing to smile at. This not the place. Sergeant Shelton: Your knowledge of the law is unlimited. Drake: Never mind about the law. I know enough to know this is not a place where you can smile. I want to know why you didn't arrest me. I have already answered your question. Drake: I am looking forward now to the time when Lord Trenchard will have his educated men to carry a rank like you. Sergeant Shelton: That is very nice of you. Drake, giving evidence, said he had warned two witnesses who were in the so-called "refreshment bar," which was simply a public house where they could and get a drink. At the time there were 30 or 40 people from all over England, and there was an "awful hullaballo." His two witnesses came right to the very door of the court with him and then funked it. He told them they had only to tell the truth, but they said they were afraid that if they did the Police would bear malice towards them, as they did to him, especially Sergeant Shelton, who had done his utmost to incriminate him. He was legally entitled to have his two witnesses warned so that they should come forward, and he could then prove that Mr. Biddle had given evidence that was absolutely false. He was never there. He therefore asked for the case to be remanded. The Clerk : When was the summons served? Drake: It took them nine days to frame these two charges against me. Inspector Brooks said the summons was served six days before. The Mayor: The case will have to proceed. Drake then called Thomas Maycock from the public seats in the court to give evidence. He asked him: 'You came up to me in quite a respectable manner and said 'Drake, you will have to leave'? Yes. Did I leave? Yes. Inspector Brooks : Did he come back again? Yes. Drake: I have a very important point in law. This gentleman [Inspector Brooks] is not allowed to conduct the prosecution, neither is he allowed, as the procedure of the law stands, to ask questions of either witnesses for the prosecution or for the defence. If you are unenlightened on that very important point, I am going to ask you to speak in conjunction with your legal adviser, Mr. Argyle, and he will enlighten you. The Clerk: You are wrong. Drake: l am not wrong. I don't want to argue with you. The Clerk [to Inspector Brooks]: Carry on with your questions. Inspector Brooks: I won't press it. He is trying to do the same as he has done before, over-rule the Bench. Drake: No. My education is better than yours. Drake: You are going to proceed with the case? Then I will fight it to the very end. A very important witness for the prosecution has not come in, and I am waiting for him. The Clerk : You are charged with using terribly filthy language. What do you say about that? If you go on talking without dealing with the matters affecting you. the magistrates will close the case. Have you any more to say? Drake: Certainly. I have every right to protect myself from anyone incriminating me. The Mayor: May I just appeal to you, to keep to the point. We are listening very patiently, and we have heard evidence with regard to certain language. Do you deny it? Drake: I deny it, such dirty, filthy language. But I am absolutely on my own, with a lot of individuals doing their utmost to incriminate me. The Chairman: We feel you have had six days in which to subpoena your witnesses, and get them here. Drake: They came to the door and were afraid to come in. The Mayor: What about the other charge, refusing to quit? Do you deny that? Yes. It has been proved to you by Mr. Maycock. He gave an order to go, and he admits I did so. The Chairman: He also said you came back. Drake: No. I am particularly keen on one witness coming forward, Mr. Hilton. Then the magistrates will know that I am absolutely correct in every detail. Will you allow him to come forward? He is not a witness for me, but for the prosecution. The magistrates found Drake guilty, and Inspector Brooks said he had been twice convicted for assaulting the Police, three times for common assault, five times for being drunk and disorderly, and once for wilful damage. Several of these had been committals to prison without the option. The Mayor said the magistrates had carefully considered the cases, and took a very serious view of them, so serious that they felt they could be met only by the maximum penalty. He would be fined £5 on each charge, and in the event of failure, he would go to prison for 28 days on each charge, the sentences to run consecutively. Drake: I am awfully sorry to relate to the magistrates now you have come to your final decision, that I have not had a fair trial. I am going to ask you now if you will give me a fair time to pay this. The Mayor: The Bench are only agreeable to allow 24 hours. Drake: I don't think I can do it. The Mayor: We are very sorry. That is our decision. As Drake was leaving the court, and passing the witnesses for the prosecution, Sergeant Shelton said : "He is using threats now." Drake was brought back to the dock, and Mr. Biddle went into the witness box. He said: "You see the type of man he is. As he went out he threatened me. Not that I am afraid, but he threatened to break my neck." Drake, turning to the back of the court, asked "Did any of you hear me threaten this man?" P.C. Baines: Yes. Drake [to the Clerk]: Did you? Yes. distinctly. The Mayor said that if Mr. Biddle cared to lay information at once, the magistrates could send Drake to prison on that charge. They would not take that course, however, and hoped he would leave the court without any further comment at all. Drake: You have given me 24 hours to find this money. Would you do me a favour? See if you can reconsider your decision. Could you make it £1 a week? The Mayor: The Bench are unanimous. Drake then left the court.”
"Man Described as "A Pest to Licensees"
Tamworth Herald : October 12th 1935 Page 11.
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List of Pubs
Albert Hotel
Amington Inn
Anchor
Angel Inn
Bell Inn
Bird in Hand
Blacksmiths' Arms
Bolebridge
Bricklayers' Arms
Bullit
Carpenters' Arms
Castle Hotel
Coffee Pot Inn
Colin Grazier Hotel
Corn Exchange
Dog Inn
Coton Arms
Dog Inn
Dog and Partridge
Dolphin Inn
Empire Vaults
Flying Scotsman
Gardeners' Arms
Fox Inn
Gate Inn
George Inn
Globe Hotel
Golden Cup
Hare and Hounds
Horse and Jockey
Jolly Button Turner
Jolly Collier
Jolly Sailor
King of Denmark
Lamb Inn
Logan's Vaults
Malt Shovel
Market Vaults
New Swan
Old Bell Inn
Old Boot Inn
Old Red Lion
Old Swan Inn
Old White Lion
Oliver's Hotel
Park Inn
Peel Arms Hotel
Prince of Wales
Queen's Head Inn
Railway Tavern
Red Lion
Red Lion Inn
Riftswood
Rose and Crown
Sandyback
Saracen's Head
Sir Robert Peel
Staffordshire Yeoman
Star Inn
Stone Cross
Stoneydelph
Tamworth Arms
Tamworth Arms
Tavern in the Town
Three Tuns
Town Hall Vaults
Townshend Arms
Tweeddale Arms
Wheatsheaf Inn
White Horse Hotel
White Lion Inn
Winning Post
Yates
Zodiac

Coat-of-Arms
Tamworth Coat-of-Arms
The arms were officially granted on May 1st 1951. The Tamworth shield is supported by a crowned lion on the sinister side. This represents the county of Staffordshire. On the dexter side is the chained bear representing Warwickshire. Tamworth was situated in both counties until 1889. The crest is headed by Tamworth Castle, behind crossed swords, standing for the office of Champion of England, held by the Marmion family.

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Sir Robert Peel from an engraving by G. R. Ward

Newspaper Articles
"At the annual meeting of the Tamworth and District Licensed Victuallers' Association, at the Market Vaults, Tamworth, Mr. W. Hatton, of Fazeley, [president], commented on the apparent lack of comradeship among the licensed victuallers of Tamworth and district. was very, sanguine for the future, and hoped that all licensed victuallers in the locality would join the Association, which would be to their mutual benefit. The help and information that could be obtained through the Association was very advantageous to any publican. The balance sheet was presented and perused by all members. The following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Mr. W. Hatton, vice-chairman, Mr. C. Faulkner; treasurer, Mr. G. Ball; secretary, Mr. F. Knight; auditors, Mr. A. J. Bristoll and Mr. W. Wragg; committee. Messrs. J. Whitehouse, C. Malkin, Smith, J. Stretton, Coupland and Rogers. It was agreed that the annual outing should take place Royal Hunt Cup day.”
"Tamworth & District Licensed Victuallers Assoc"
Lichfield Mercury : February 22nd 1930 Page 5.

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

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Trade Directories
1818 Parson and Bradshaw's
Bell Inn, William Weston
Black Bull, Thomas Withnall
Castle Inn, Urrum Lucas
Coffee Pot, Mary Dudley
[Old] Holly Bush, Samuel Jefcoate
Jolly Button Turner, Elizabeth Pike
King's Arms Inn, James Carter Barton
King's Head, M. T. Broster
[Old] Boot, Widow Thirlby
Old Swan, William Freeman
Old White Lion, James Hastilow
Recruiting Serjeant, James Lowe
Rose and Crown Inn, Thomas Coleman
Star, Sarah Allen
Tamworth Arms, John Shilcock
Three Crowns, John Worthington
Three Tuns, James Wallis
Three Tuns, Charles Hawkins
Waggon and Horses, William Johnson
White Horse Inn, Charles Bridgwood
White Lion Inn, James Wilcox
White Lion, Charles Nightingale

1828-9 Pigot's Directory
Bell Inn, Thomas Biddle
Castle, Urrum Lucas
Coffee Pot, Hobday
Dog, Elizabeth Beard
George, Jacob Clarke
[Old] Holly Bush, Samuel Jefcoate
Jolly Button Turner, James Hastilow
King's Arms, James Carter Barton
King's Head, Thomas Broster
[Old] Boot, Edward Pallett
[Old] Red Lion, Thomas Standley
Old White Lion, George Knight
Red Lion, John Weston
Rose and Crown, Richard Atkins
Star, Charles Goodwin
Tamworth Arms, John Shilock
Three Crowns, Edward Davis
Three Tuns, James Wallis
Three Tuns, Charles Hawkins
Townshend's Arms, William Weston
Wagon and Horses, Joseph Woodcock
Wheatsheaf, Samuel Wilcox
White Horse, William Deakin
White Lion, John Lucas
White Swan, Thomas Handley

1834 William White's Directory
Bell Inn, Thomas Biddle
Bull's Head, Richard Maddocks
Castle Inn, Urrum Lucas
Dog, Elizabeth Beard
George, Jacob Clarke
George IV, Henry Woodlands
Golden Cup, Thomas Orton
Hare and Hounds, James Webster
Holly Bush, Samuel Jefcoate
Jolly Button Turner, James Hastilow
King's Arms, James Carter Barton
Lamb, Thomas Barrett
Malt Shovel, Job Keen
[New] Swan, Thomas Handley
[Old] Boot, Samuel Mottram
[Old] Red Lion, Catherine Stanley
Old Star, John Gilliver
Old Swan, Joseph Hall
Old White Lion, George Knight
Park Inn, Richard Taylor
Red Lion, John Dutton
Red Lion, Alice Long
Rose and Crown, Mary Ann Coleman
Stag's Head, Richard Atkins
[New] Star, Charles Goodwin
Tamworth Arms, George Eaton
Three Tuns, James Wallis
Three Tuns, Ann Hawkins
Townshend's Arms, William Weston
Waggon and Horses, Joseph Woodcock
Waterloo, Joseph Farmer
Wheatsheaf, Samuel Wilcox
White Horse, William Deakin
White Lion, John Lucas

1845 Post Office Directory
Bell Inn, Thomas Wainwright
Castle Inn, Frederick Webb
Coffee Pot, William Beard
Dog, Thomas Beard
George Inn, Jacob Clarke
Globe Tavern, Richard Allum
Hare and Hounds, Henry Roberts
Horse and Jockey, Spencer Perry
Jolly Button Turner, James Hastilow
King's Arms Inn, Joseph Rhoades
Lamb Inn, James Godderidge
Malt Shovel, William Biddle
[Old] Boot Inn, Samuel Mottram
[Old] Red Lion, Samuel Wyatt
Old Star, James Poynton
Old Swan, Joseph Hall
Park Inn, Thomas Whitmore
Queen, John Boneham
Red Lion, John Dutton
Rose and Crown, Joel Harrison
Saracen's Head, William Jones
Staffordshire Yeoman, Thomas Kesterton
Star, Charles Goodwin
Swan With Two Necks, Francis Wilcox
Tamworth Arms, George Eaton
Three Tuns, James Wallis
Three Tuns, Mrs Ann Hawkins
Waggon and Horses, Joseph Woodcock
Waterloo, Joseph Farmer
Wheatsheaf, William Adcock
White Horse, Mrs Clementina Brooks
White Lion, William Wilcox
White Lion Inn, Mrs Elizabeth Lucas

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