Some history of Birchall Street
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Related Newspaper Articles
"On Sunday night a case of stabbing of very serious nature, and which, it was feared, might terminate fatally, took place in Birchall Street.
The victim is a man named Joseph Allen, twenty-seven years of age, and a brassfounder by trade. It is said that Allen had been away from Birmingham for some time lately,
and during his absence his wife lived with a man named William Poole, a fire-iron polisher, who supported her and her child. Recently Allen returned to town, and on
Sunday afternoon he met Poole at the Old English Gentleman Inn, when some angry words passed between them respecting Poole's conduct to Mrs. Allen. They met again about
seven o'clock, when the quarrel was renewed, and Poole then drew a knife and stabbed Allen in the breast. Information was at once given to the police, and Poole was
taken into custody by Police Constable Beckley, and the injured man was conveyed to the Queen's Hospital. Here it was ascertained that his injuries were so serious
that it was deemed necessary to have his depositions taken, and the Mayor and Chief Superintendent Glossop attended at the Hospital for that purpose at a later hour in the
evening. Fortunately the injuries turned out to be not so serious as was feared, and the man will in all probability recover. Poole was brought before the magistrates and
remanded until Tuesday next, when it is expected that Allen will be able to attend and give evidence."
"Stabbing in Birchall Street"
Aris's Birmingham Gazette : October 19th 1867 Page 8