Some history of the Woodman Inn
More information on the Woodman Inn on Easy Row to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Woodman 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 Woodman Inn. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
Licensees of this pub
1860 - John Westwood
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"The danger attending the use of paraffin was further illustrated on Friday by an accident which happened to Jane Fenton , of
the Woodman, Easy Row. She was engaged at the cooking range, where her clothes became ignited, and it is said that the blaze was caused by her pouring some paraffin
from a bottle down the draught hole of the flue. She was terribly burned about the face, arms, and body. Her daughter, Mrs. Judge, was also burned about the arms and
hands in her efforts to extinguish the flames. Mrs. Fenton was removed to the General Hospital, where she died about eleven o'clock on Friday night.... On Monday
an inquest was held with reference to the death of Jane Fenton, of 5 Easy Row, aged 67. It appeared that the deceased had been in the habit of pouring paraffin down a
flue in order to clear it out. Deceased's son-in-law said he had often requested her not to do this, but she always replied that she could not see any
danger in it. On Friday morning he heard screams, and on going upstairs found the deceased in flames, which he extinguished with the help of rugs, etc. His wife who
had attempted to put out the fire, was badly burned about the arms. The deceased was taken to the General Hospital, where she died on Friday from shock. Dr. Nutthall
said that the poor woman was burned practically all over. It was stated that the deceased poured the paraffin down the flue from the can, and the flame caught the
spout of the vessel, setting it on fire. Mr. Jarrett said the oil in question gave inflammable vapour at 82 and he could not understand that in the vessel catching
fire, unless it had been allowed to stand upon the range, thus raising the temperature. The Coroner remarked that to use oil in the manner that had been described
was a very incautious thing to do. A verdict of "Accidental death' was returned."
"Paraffin Lamp Accidents"
Leominster News : May 2nd 1902 Page 3