History of the Maypole Inn at Cradley in the county of Worcestershire. 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.


Maypole Inn
Maypole Inn

Some History of this Pub
The Maypole Inn at Cradley.

The Maypole Inn at Cradley [c.1940]

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Licensees of this Pub
1888 - Samuel Leonard
1892 - Thomas Harper
1908 - Joseph Barnes
1916 - Mrs. Mary Ann Twist
1932 - Hubert G. Hadlington

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Genealogy Connections
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Links to other Websites
Black Country Bugle
Black Country Gob
Black Country Society
Cradley Links
Cradley Links - Original Site

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Beer and Pipe Smoker

Bar Parlour Stained Glass

Tap Room Etched Glass


Pub Drinkers between the Wars

Rural Drinkers outside the Pub

The Young Barmaid by Charles Sillem Lidderdale

Drinking Celebrations

Le Bock by Picasso [1901]

Beer is Best

Best Room and Snug

Edwardian Barman

Bar Etched Glass

Drinking in the Snug


Wartime Drinkers

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Public Bar Stained Glass

Woman Serving Beer

Brewery Buildings