Some history of the Forge Tavern on Adams Street at Duddeston in Birmingham in Warwickshire


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The Forge Tavern, a beer house, was located on the western side of Adams Street at Nos.48-9. In 1870 the house was being run by James and Sarah Moseley.

The licence of the Forge Tavern was transferred from James Moseley to John Martin on October 5th, 1871. James Moseley and his family later operated the Prince of Wales on Long Acre in Nechells - but only after repairs to the building following a gas explosion in which the publican and his wife were injured.

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More information on the Forge Tavern in Adams Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Forge Tavern 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 the Forge Tavern. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

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Licensees of the Forge Tavern

1870 - James Moseley
1871 - John Martin
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Yesterday morning, at 1.20, a very serious explosion of gas took place at the Prince of Wales Inn, Longacre, Nechells, in the occupation of Mr. James Moseley. The house had been void for a considerable time, and Mr. Moseley, who keeps the Forge Tavern, Adam Street, had only opened it on the previous day. Before retiring on Sunday morning, the landlord, with a lighted candle in his hand, and accompanied by his wife, went over the premises to see that they were properly secured. When he arrived at the club room the explosion took place. The upper storey of the house was blown out, and the roof fell in. Pieces of brick from the house were found in the cemetery opposite, a distance of 40 or 50 yards, and the gas lamp near the inn was blown to pieces. Mr. and Mrs. Moseley and their daughter were injured. Mr. Moseley, while running from the scene of the explosion, dislocated his ankle, and Mrs. Moseley has received some severe burns, chiefly on the hands."
"Alarming Explosion of Gas"
Birmingham Mail : July 24th 1871 Page 2

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