Some history of the Tilt Hammer on Alum Rock Road at Saltley in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
More information on the Tilt Hammer on Alum Rock Road to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Tilt Hammer 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 Tilt Hammer. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
This advertisement appeared in the Birmingham newspapers in January 1941 informing the public that the Tilt Hammer was re-opening after, what I assume was bomb damaged during the war. They were not allowed to mention this in the press, opting to use the phrase "discrimination." Worse was to follow along the road on the night of 16th/17th May 1941 when the the Adderley Arms was completely destroyed by enemy action.
"Henry Willetts, furnace man, Claverdon Street, Birmingham, was charged with unlawfully wounding Stephen Hollyoak, of Freeth
Street, Ladywood, by striking him on the head with a basin, on the 29th ult. Mr. Gem appeared for the defence. From the evidence it appeared that the two men
were drinking together in the Tilt Hammer Inn, Saltley, when some words ensued, during which Willetts struck Hollyoak several severe blows on the head with a
basin which he had tied up in a handkerchief, inflicting such serious wounds as to necessitate his removal to the General Hospital, where be remained an
in-patient for several weeks. Mr. Morrison, house surgeon at the hospital, said that on prosecutor's reception into the institution he made an
examination of his head, and found three scalp wounds, the most serious of which was the one on the temple, one inch in length. Police-Constable Taylor
said that on charging prisoner with the offence, he said, "I have done it, and he knows why." The prisoner was committed for trial at the Assizes."
"Unlawfully Wounding at Saltley"
Birmingham Mail : February 12th 1886 Page 3