Some history on Aberdeen Street at Winson Green in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
This list of public-houses without signs was featured in Kelly's trade directory published in 1940 and includes No.1 Aberdeen Street occupied by Mrs. Minnie Katherine Charles. By this time she was 72 years-old. She was assisted by Florence Spurrier. During the Edwardian period she was running the Gem Vaults on Steelhouse Lane along with her husband Alfred. In the early 1920s she was a beer retailer at No.643 Bearwood Road in Smethwick. She lived here at No.1 Aberdeen Street during the 1930s. She died in Western Road when she died in January 1945.
More information on Aberdeen Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Aberdeen Street from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on Aberdeen Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"A workhouse girl, named Margaret Smith, fourteen years of age, was charged with stealing two rings, value £1. 7s. 6d.,
the property of her master, Mr. William Thomas Swene, residing at 4, Aberdeen Street. It appeared that the prosecutor had taken the girl into his employ
since Tuesday from the workhouse. On Sunday morning the matron of the workhouse brought one of the rings to his house, and said that the prisoner had brought
it there on Saturday morning and gave it to a little girl named Wheeler. On taxing the prisoner with stealing the article, she said that she had found it on
the bedroom floor of her master's house. The prosecutor on learning that the prisoner had borne a very bad character at the workhouse gave her into custody.
The other ring has not been found, though they were both left safe in a drawer a few days previously. Mr. Kynnersley remanded the prisoner till Saturday, in
order to endeavour to get her into some Reformatory school."
"Robbery by a Servant Girl"
Birmingham Journal : May 14th 1859 Page 7