Some history of the Brush Makers' Arms on Cheapside in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
The Brush Makers' Arms was at No.5, on the south side of Cheapside at the 'town' end of the thoroughfare.
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"At the Public Office, yesterday, [Tuesday,] before the presiding Magistrates, plasterer named James Dockery, living in
Cheapside, was placed at the bar, charged with stealing two planes, belonging to Henry Tye, hinge-maker, Barford Street. Tye was in the Brush Maker's Arms,
Cheapside, at five o'clock on the preceding morning, and was drinking in company with Dockery and three other men. He put the planes on a screen in the tap room,
and missed them about six o'clock. The prisoner Dockery had left before he missed them. Tye went out of the house with the other men, and on speaking to them about
the planes, and communicating his suspicions that Dockery had stolen them, they attacked him in a most brutal manner, throwing him down and splitting open the back of
his head by kicking him with their hob-nailed boots. He was covered with blood, and rendered by their illusagc almost insensible. Subsequently Dockery was
apprehended by Detective-Officer Poole, and charged with steahng the planes. He stoutly denied knowing anything about them, but when about being searched, he
exclaimed, "It's use telling a lie, I did pledge them, and here's the pawn ticket." The duplicate was produced, and Poole was thereby enabled to
recove the planes, which it appeared had been pledged for 2s. by the accused immediately after the robbery. The Magistrates committed the prisoner tor trial at the
Sessions. Neither of the fellows by whom Tye was so inhumanly mal-treated have been apprehended."
Birmingham Journal : March 4th 1857 Page 2