Some history of the Ward End on Alum Rock Road and Burney Lane in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
Technically, this pub belongs to Burney Lane but the pub is located on the junction with Alum Rock Road so I have placed it here where most people will probably relate to it.
The Ward End has a rather unique signature in that it is one of the few public-houses designed by the eminent architect Samuel Nathaniel Cooke, the man responsible for Birmingham buildings that have captured the imagination of many a Brummie, notably the Old Repertory Theatre and the Hall of Memory. He was commissioned by Mitchell's and Butler's to design a character public-house at Ward End, the building being completed and opened for business on September 16th, 1927.
More information on the Ward End on Alum Rock Road to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Ward End 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 Ward End. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.