Some history of the Red Lion on Brearley Street at Hockley in Birmingham in Warwickshire


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The Red Lion was opened as a beer house and located at No.108 [pre-street numbering changes of 1883-4] on the south side of Brearley Street West, between Well Street and Hockley Street. After the street was re-numbered the address was No.276 Brearley Street.

Samuel and Emma Peel kept the Red Lion during the Edwardian period. They hailed from Shrewsbury and Northampton respectively.

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More information on the Red Lion on Brearley Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Red Lion 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 Red Lion. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

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Licensees of the Red Lion

1868 - James Tandy
1877 - Eliza Tandy
1883 - William Jenkins
1890 - Thomas James Newey
1905 - Samuel Peel
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Harriet Newey [34], married woman, Brearley Street, was charged with robbing her husband of about £10. and a quantity of wearing apparel. Mr. Bickley [Buller, Bickley, and Cross] prosecuted, and explained that the prisoner's husband was a publican, and kept the Red Lion Inn, Brearley Street, and on Saturday she disappeared, after taking about £4. from the house and a similar amount from the till. She provided herself with a good supply of clothing, and for a time was lost sight of. She was soon traced, however, when the matter came into the hands of the police, and it was found that she had eloped with a man who had been in her husband's employ as a brewer. Detective-Sergeant Garfield arrested the prisoner at midnight. The late hour at which she was arrested necessitated a remand for a week. Mr. Benbow Hebbert, who appeared for the prisoner, applied for ball, and this was granted."
"Charge Of Robbery Against a Wife"
Birmingham Daily Post : March 22nd 1889 Page 7

"Thomas James Newey, landlord of the Red Lion, Brearley Street, was summoned for violently assaulting his wife, Harriet Newey. He was fined 40s. and costs, in default to go to gaol for a month with hard labour."
"Assault on a Wife"
Birmingham Daily Post : May 31st 1889 Page 7

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