History of the Railway Inn at Glascote in the county of Warwickshire. 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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The Railway Inn at Glascote Heath.

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"Charles Perry, collier [who did not appear], was fined 1 and costs for refusing to quit the Railway Inn, Glascote, on Sunday evening last, when requested to do so by the landlord, Mr. Tromans. William Lakin, of Glascote, was fined 10s. and costs for a similar offence at the same inn, on October 18th.
"County Petty Sessions"
Tamworth Herald : October 21st 1876 Page 3.

"The agitation in the coal trade continues, and the men working in many of the pits in the Midland Counties have definitely resolved to stand out for increase of wages. On Monday morning a large number of miners employed in the various coalpits which exist in this district, met on the top of Hermitage or Armitage Hill, Polesworth, to take into consideration the best steps to be taken with a view to obtaining an increase in the rate of wages at present paid to them. The meeting was not nearly so largely attended as was expected, but those who were present seemed unanimous in their decision. A president was appointed, and the proceedings commenced by his asking if representatives were present from the various collieries. There were several pits not represented, and on the question being asked if any person was present from Messrs. Balfour's pit, a miner stepped forward and said was position to say that Mr. J. L. Balfour, when waited upon by his men and asked to grant an increase of wages, expressed his willingness to grant a rise 5 per cent., and if the other coal proprietors in the district gave a rise of 15 percent, their firm would be ready to do the same [applause]. Several men expressed themselves satisfied with Mr. Balfour's liberality, and said they ought to all stand out for a rise 15 per cent. [hear hear]. A resolution was carried to the effect that a demand should be made throughout the entire district for 15 per cent,, and that the decision of the meeting be communicated to the men working in the several coal pits in and around the neighbourhood. After a very lengthy discussion it was agreed that delegates should appointed to wait upon the masters the following day, and meet  at the Railway Inn, Glascote Heath, and report on the result of their conference. On Wednesday evening, at the Railway Inn, Glascote Heath, a number of miners, representing the various pits in the surrounding district, met to hear the report of the delegates that had been appointed on the previous Monday to meet the masters on the question of an increase the rate wages now being paid. From the report of the delegates it appears that the owners, their agents, of the Birch Coppice, the Pooley Hall, the Alvecote, and the Glascote and Amington Collieries have been interviewed, but all of them informed the delegates that they could not give the increase of 15 per cent., as asked, the state of the trade at the present time placing it out of their power to do so. At some of the collieries, however, the masters seemed inclined to favourably consider the giving of some advance, but no arrangements were made. There seemed a general decision amongst the miners that they should take further proceedings, and adhere to their resolution passed at the mass meeting at Polesworth, on Monday. A resolution to this effect was proposed and unanimously agreed to. The men will therefore give, next Saturday, the requisite notice their intention to cease work. A resolution was also passed to the effect that, should the masters hold any meeting at which they wished the delegates to attend the delegates should do so. With an arrangement to hold the next meeting at the Railway Inn, Glascote Heath, on Wednesday evening, the 25th October, the proceedings terminated.
"Agitation in the Coal Trade"
Tamworth Herald : October 21st 1882 Page 5.
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Licensees of this Pub
1880 - Isaac Troman
1964 - 1972 Donald Revels

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Tamworth Herald : April 12th 1902 Page 6.

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"At a special Petty Sessions, held yesterday, Thomas Holyoak and Samuel Taylor, were charged by P.C. Moss with refusing to leave the Railway Inn, Glascote Heath, when requested. Mr. Isaac Troman, landlord of the Inn, stated that on the 6th March, about seven o'clock in the evening, the two defendants were in his house. He stopped the tap for an hour because he would not allow them to drink. Holyoak was disorderly, used very bad language, and insulted the company. He ordered him out, but refused to go. He threatened to put him out, when Taylor interfered and told him he should not put Holyoak out. He then ordered them both out, but they refused to go. P.C. Moss then came and told him he must order the two out. Witness said he had already done so, but they refused go. He told him to order them out again. He did so again in Moss's presence, and they still refused to leave. He afterwards proceeded to put them out, when Taylor laid hold of P.C. Moss and threw him down. Witness put out, first Holyoak and then Taylor. The latter struck him and both created a great disturbance. The rest of the company were quiet. P.C. Moss stated that he went to the Railway Inn at about 7.30 on the evening in question, in consequence of hearing a great noise inside. He called the landlord's attention to the two defendants; Troman came and ordered them out. As they refused to leave, he cautioned them, and Troman again asked them to leave. As they persisted on remaining, the landlord proceeded to put there out, and Taylor caught hold of witness and pulled him down. Troman put both defendants out, and Taylor then caught hold of witness and pulled him down. Troman put both defendants out, and when they were outside, Taylor wanted him to fight. They were very disorderly. He heard the noise they made a mile off. Defendants were fined 10 shillings and costs each; in default a month with hard labour."
"Refusing to Leave a Public House"
Tamworth Herald : September 9th 1905 Page 6.


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