Some history of the Roebuck Inn
More information on the Roebuck Inn on Broad Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Roebuck Inn 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 Roebuck Inn. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
Licensees of this pub
1845 - Richard Bentley
1860 - George Minshull
1878 - Walter Powell
1880 - Alfred Powell & Co.
1892 - John Duller
1903 - Thomas Stuart Webb
1922 - Mrs. Ada Rebecca Webb
1937 - Arthur William Houghton
1947 - 1958 Henry William Stokes
1958 - 1959 John Lawrence Holt
1959 - 1963 Thomas Walker
1963 - 1965 John Vincent Hawker
1965 - 1966 Patrick James Brennan
1966 - 1967 Patrick Condon
1967 - 1967 John Benjamin Higgs
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
This map extract from 1889 shows the location of the Roebuck Inn on the south corner of Ryland Street.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"A former Birmingham City footballer. Mr. Frank Stokes, of Hill View, Chadwick End, near Solihull, has died. He was 76. A left full-back,
he started his career with Port Vale and joined Birmingham when they were known as Small Heath Alliance in 1900. During his ten years with the club he was reserve to the
England full-back Crompton on several occasions. When he stopped playing in 1910 he became a licensee. He was at the Swan Hotel, Coleshill, for several years after
the 1914-18 war and at the Roebuck, Broad Street, Birmingham. At the beginning of the 1939-45 war he retired to Broadway but when hostilities ceased he took over
a Kenilworth public house, the Coventry Cross. He finally retired five years ago. He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters. The funeral takes place tomorrow at
"Mr. Frank Stokes"
Birmingham Daily Post : March 21st 1957 Page 15