Some history of the Rose and Crown
More information on the Rose and Crown on Cheapside to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Rose and Crown 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 Rose and Crown. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.FOR AARON JONES SEE BLACK SWAN ON BROMSGROVE STREET
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Fred Mackenzie, licensee of the Rose and Crown Inn, Cheapside, appealed against a decision of the Birmingham magistrates fining him 40s.
and costs for supplying beer in open to boy under fourteen years of age. Mr. Cave [instructed by Messrs. Bickley and Lynex"] was for the appellant, and
Mr. Willes [instructed by Mr. J. E. Hill] for the respondents. After hearing evidence and a long legal argument the Recorder allowed the appeal and the
conviction was quashed."
"Another Conviction Quashed"
Birmingham Daily Post : July 3rd 1916 Page 2
"A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned at the Birmingham inquest yesterday on a 55-year-old man said to have been
"thrown off the front" of a car which did not stop. The man, Mr. Giles Booth, of 53, Stockfield Road. Acock's Green, Birmingham, was said to have spent the
evening of December 23rd in the Rose and Crown public-house, Cheapside. "He was definitely quite sober," said Mr. Lester Smith, of 370, Bordesley Green Road.
The driver of the car, Barry Joseph Freeman, of 562, Stratford Road, Birmingham, said in an alleged statement that he had had five drinks of "Double Diamond" at
the Midland Hotel. Driving up Bradford Street there was a bump which he thought was something in the road. He did not know he had had an accident. Miss Hazel Hindsley,
shorthand typist of 42, Bramptly Road, Witton, said she and a Mr. Bryant had joined Freeman and a Miss Hayes in the Midland Hotel. At closing time Freeman drove them to
his flat. "He was 'happy.' I shouldn't say he was drunk or anything like that," she said. The Coroner: "Was there any fooling about in the
car?" "No, we were kissing in the back but the others were just talking. Mr. Matthew J. L. Bryant, of Flat 20, Richmond Court, George Road, Birmingham,
said: "I have known Mr. Freeman quite a long time and I have no reason to believe he was the slightest bit affected by alcohol." Mr. Roy Griffiths Howells,
of 101, Kingswood Road, Birmingham, said his attention had been drawn to a car overtaking him in Bradford Street by "the fact that it was going fast. roughly
40 m.p.h." Further up the road he saw a figure being thrown off the front of the car on to the near side of the road. "There was a short pause, as if to change
gear after the impact and the car went on," he said."
"Did Not Know I Had Accident Says Driver"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : January 14th 1956 Page 3