History of the Garrison Tavern on Garrison Lane at Bordesley in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.

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Some history of the Garrison Tavern

The Garrison Tavern stood on the northern side of Garrison Lane, on the western corner of Witton Street.

Birmingham : The Garrison Tavern on the corner of Garrison Lane and Witton Street at Bordesley [c.1932]

I have not researched this public-house in any detail. However, I thought I would upload a photograph so at least there is something to look at. I have also included the names of a few licensees. Oh, and an old newspaper article. So, better than a blank page but a lot of work needed. In the meantime, there is lots of information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.


Birmingham : The Garrison Tavern on the corner of Garrison Lane and Witton Street at Bordesley [1961]

Birmingham : Entrance of The Garrison Tavern on the corner of Garrison Lane and Witton Street at Bordesley [1961]

Birmingham : Bicycles parked along the Witton Street frontage of The Garrison Tavern at Bordesley [1961]

Birmingham : Bruce's Café next to the Garrison Tavern at Bordesley [1961]

Birmingham : Garrison Tavern and neighbouring property at Bordesley [2002]


Licensees of this pub

1950 - 1952 Charles Powell
1952 - 1953 James Raymond Cartmell
1953 - 1958 Frederick John Glastonbury
1958 - 1965 Phyllis Alice Glastonbury
1965 - 1966 Martin Gibbons
1966 - 1968 Raymond Charles Cox
1968 - 1974 John Reynolds
1974 - 1991 John William Booth
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Genealogy Connections

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Isaac Finney [32], Garrison Lane, pearl-button worker, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for stealing 9s. 6d. from a till at the house of Joseph Trevor, Garrison Tavern, Garrison Lane, on Thursday night."
"Robbery From A Till"
Birmingham Daily Post : July 21st 1883 Page 6

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