Some history of the Dog and Partridge on Alcester Street at Deritend in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire

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Birmingham : Meeting of the Original Wolverhampton Loyal Order of Oddfellows at the Dog and Partridge on Alcester Street at Deritend [1841]

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Licensees of the Dog and Partridge

1826 - John Reeves
1849 - John Hill
1854 - John Hill
1874 - Harriet Sophia Hill
1880 - John Holloway
1892 - Thomas William Cheshire
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Thomas Larvin [41], alias "Tommy the Tanker," was charged with breaking a number of plate-glass windows and doing damage to the extent of about £40. Police-Constable Essex met the prisoner in Bordesley late on Wednesday night and stopped him. At the time he had a large piece of brick in each hand, and when asked what he intended doing, readily confessed that he had premeditated breaking the window of a tobacconist named Doody, who lived close by. Essex took the brick from the fellow and let him go. A few moments afterwards the officer learned that earlier in the evening a brick had been crashed through the plate-glass windows of the Bull's Head, Digbeth, doing damage to the extent of £10. The constable at once went in quest of Larvin, and caught him up in Deritend. "I want you, Tommy," said the officer. "Is it about Ward's window?" he said, "because I broke that, and there are two or three more about somewhere, but I don't know exactly where." Pointing to the Old Crown public-house, he remarked, "That's one, there." The window was shattered, and a little further on the officer drew attention to the damage that had been done to the window at the Fountain public-house. "Oh, ah!" exclaimed the accused, "That's another I broke; and there are another two or three about somewhere." [Laughter.] After the accused had been locked up it was found that the window of Thomas William Cheshire, publican, Dog and Partridge, Alcester Street, had been demolished. He merely said he did it to get locked up. This made the fifth time Larvin had been in custody for window-breaking, and he was therefore committed to the sessions for trial."
"Wholesale Window-Smashing"
Birmingham Daily Post : December 30th 1892 Page 3

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