Some history of the Red Rover on Bridge Street West at Hockley in Birmingham in Warwickshire
More information on the Red Rover on Bridge Street West to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Red Rover 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 Rover. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Job Dane of the Red Rover, Bridge Street West, Birmingham, informs his sporting friends that he holds a dog show, consisting of toy dogs,
spaniels, black and tan terriers, bulldogs etc., on the evening of September 8th. The chair to be taken at eight by Mr. C. Strugnell of London [who will be
prepared to make a match with anyone's dog, etc., at any weight], who will be faced by a well-Birmingham friend. The room will be ventilated."
Bell' Life in London & Sporting Chronicle
September 7th 1867 Page 7
"Job Dane, landlord of the Red Rover Inn, Bridge Street West, and Emma Simmonds, of the King's Anns Inn, Bagot Street,
were summoned at the Birmingham Public Office, last week, for unlawfully keeping and acting in the management of a certain room or premises in their occupation, for
the purpose of baiting and worrying rats. John Heath, Lawley Street, Edward Farrell, Tower Street, Charles Wild, Upper Trinity Street, Thomas Moxon, Great Hampton
Street, William Palmer, Birchall Street, and James Hodgkiss, Tower Street were charged with aiding and abetting, and wilfully torturing two dogs. The evidence having
gone into, Mr. Goodrick said the bench were of opinion that the defendants kept the pits, and that the rats were worried and destroyed. They would both have to pay
a fine of £5 and costs. Mr. Motteram gave notice of appeal. The charges against the other defendants were dismissed."
Leighton Buzzard Observer & Linslade Gazette
December 31st 1872 Page 3