History of the Anchor Inn on Bradford Street at Digbeth in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.


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Some history of the Anchor Inn

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Licensees of this pub

1797 - 1807 John Bancroft
1802 - Joseph Glasscot 1804 - John Bancroft
1807 - 1807 Samuel Oakley
1807 - 189 Richard Hadden
1809 - John Bancroft
1814 - 1822 Samuel Tidmas

Mary Tidmas
1822 - 1823 Elizabeth Tidmas
1824 - 1826 John Bladon

1823 - 1826 Thomas Tidmas
1826 - 1835 Josiah Cox
1835 - 1838 Benjamin Hunt
1838 - 1848 Henry Peake
1848 - 1868 Benjamin Palmer
1868 - 1888 Thomas Burton
1888 - 1890 Thomas Joseph Davies
1890 - 1894 Jane Ainge
1894 - 1899 Edward Charles Spall
1899 - 1901 Albert Jeffs
1901 - 1903 George Edwin Benwell
1903 - 1904 Richard Sutton
1904 - 1905 Frank Steans
1905 - 1911 Joseph Huddleston
1911 - 1913 Albert Simmonds
1913 - 1916 Joseph Finnemore
1916 - 1919 Kate Finnemore
1919 - 1932 Joseph Finnemore
1932 - 1942 Frederick James Shaw
1942 - 1943 Thomas Chell
1943 - 1953 John Henry Wade
1953 - 1957 William Henry Lea
1957 - 1957 Donald Gilbert Webber
1957 - 1959 Reginald Stanley Brown
1959 - 1962 Anthony Patrick Kaine
1962 - 1964 Horace Masters
1964 - 1969 George Victor Godwin
1969 - 1971 Finian Edward Gargan
1971 - 1972 Norman Jospeh Egan
1972 - 1973 William B. McKenna
1973 - 1983 Thomas Gerard Keane
1983 - 2016 Gerard Keane
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.


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Related Newspaper Articles

"Appearing before Messrs. J. Watson and R. Heaton, were a trio of precocious juveniles, Benjamin Clayton and Thomas Childs, both of Lozells, and James Salt, of Witton, all about 12 years of age, were charged with being unlawfully in possession of a pony, worth £8., belonging to Thomas Burton, Anchor Inn, Bradford Street, Birmingham. On Tuesday night the last the pony was secured in a field belonging to Mr. Quincey, of Perry Barr. During the same evening the boys broke the heavy gate from its hinges and led the horse away. On the following day they alternately rode the animal for amusement, and while thus engaged they were discovered by Police Constable Passey, who was in quest of them. The Magistrates ordered them to be imprisoned for seven days, and to receive twelve strokes each with a birch rod."
"West Bromwich Petty Sessions"
Birmingham Daily Post : February 25th 1873

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