Some history of the Dog Tavern on Adams Street at Duddeston in Birmingham in Warwickshire
Also known as the Old Dog Revived in the 1860s, this beer house was located on the western side of Adams Street at No.54. In 1870 the house was being run by the retail brewer Alfred Heaton. The widower lived on the premises with his daughter Charlotte who worked as an assistant teacher.
In January 1872 Alfred Heaton was a key witness at a court case in which local resident Francis Yem was charged with the murder of a carpenter named Richard Smith.
The licence of the Dog Tavern was transferred from John Phillips to Edward Cox on August 6th, 1874.
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"Henry Wall , Aston Road, was charged with having violently assaulted Robert King, in Warwick Street, on the 2nd July,
and stealing from him £3. 10s. 6d., a watch, a pair of spectacles, and three glaziers' diamonds. The complainant said that a man named Williams, who had been
committed to the Assizes, kicked him on the head, knelt on his chest, and tore open his waistcoat, from which he wrenched his watch and purse. Wall struck him on the head
with a knuckle-duster, knocked him down, and then stood by while Williams finished the job. He had previously seen both men at a public-house. Prisoner said he did
not know the man, and never was in his company in his life. Complainant said they had seen one another hundreds of times. Joseph Shepherd, a plain clothes officer, said
he had been searching for the prisoner since July, but he had kept out of his way. On Saturday, from information he received, witness went with Harrison, another officer,
to the Dog public-house, in Adam Street, and saw the prisoner at the tap. On telling him he should take him to the station for being concerned at the robbery
in Warwick Street, in July, he said he would go quietly; then rushed into the kitchen and appealed to a score of his pals "for help." There was a terrific
struggle, but they [the officers] eventually succeeded in dragging him into the front room, where they handcuffed him. On formally charging him with the robbery
at the station, he said he knew nothing about it. He was committed for trial at the Warwick Assizes."
"Assault and Robbery"
Birmingham Daily Post : December 15th 1874 Page 6