History of the Park Lane Tavern 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.



 

Park Lane Tavern
Park Lane Tavern

Some History of this Pub
This former beer house was kept by Thomas and Mary Ann Hill in the early 1870's. The couple had previously run the Malt Shovel Inn at Cradley Heath.

The Park Lane Tavern at Cradley [1973]
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The Park Lane Tavern at Cradley [2007]

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Licensees of this Pub
1871 - Thomas Hill
1880 - William Oliver Jr.
1932 - Joseph R. Barnes
1936 - Harry Victor Cook

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

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Quotation
Edgar Allan Poe
"Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chamber of my brain. Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies Come to life and fade away. What care I how time advances: I am drinking ale today.
Edgar Allen Poe

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

Cheers!

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

Barman

Wartime Drinkers

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Publican

Public Bar Stained Glass
 

Woman Serving Beer

Brewery Buildings