Some history of the Jenny Lind
The Jenny Lind stood on the southern side of Garrison Lane, close to Court 8, not quite opposite the Methodist Church but fairly close.
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.
Licensees of this pub
1866 - Thomas Williams
1880 - Frederick Reeves
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"After occasional premonitory rumblings and slight showers during the morning, a very heavy thunderstorm broke over Birmingham about twenty
minutes past one in the afternoon. The rain poured down at intervals almost in sheets, and the streets, which at that time of day are generally crowded with persons going
to and from work, were deserted except by the omnibuses and cabs. The drivers of the latter were obliged to leave their shelters and hold the horses. Two or three bolts
took place among the frightened animals, but no damage was done. The drains, probably owing to the recent prolonged drought, did not get overcharged, except in the lowest
parts of the city. In several streets near Aston Brook there was temporary flooding, but the water retired in an hour or two. The most startling result of the storm
occurred in Garrison Lane. At 13.25 the chimney-stack of Mr. Vann's brass-foundry, 23, Garrison Lane, was struck by lightning. The coping to the depth of four or
five courses was thrown down, and the chimney was split in two half way to the bottom. The current seems to have left the chimney, and found a more ready way to earth. A
family occupying a cottage close by were at dinner, and they all felt what they describe as a mild shock at about the same time as the chimney was struck. The head of the
house felt so much upset that he went to the General Hospital. No special injury, however, could he discovered, and after being treated with restoratives he was sent home.
Later in the afternoon John Sodierne , a carter, living at the back of the Jenny Lind, Garrison Lane, was at work with his horse and cart in Garrison Lane,
when a particularly vivid flash of lightning startled the horse, which backed until it fell with the cart and the driver into a claypit about thirty feet deep. The horse
appears to have sustained little injury. The carter, however, was stunned, and was taken to the General Hospital, where he is detained, though his injuries are not as
serious as might have been expected from such a fall. The storm at midday did not last long, but showers and the flashes of distant lightning recurred several times
during the afternoon and evening."
"Thunderstorm in the Midlands"
Birmingham Daily Post : July 12th 1893 Page 8