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

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Some history of The Sportsman

The Sportsman stood on the southern side of Garrison Lane, on the eastern corner of Gray Street.

Birmingham : The Sportsman on the corner of Garrison Lane and Gray Street [c.1936]

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.


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Birmingham : The Sportsman on the corner of Garrison Lane and Gray Street [2002]


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Licensees of this pub

1868 - Thomas Taylor
1936 - Percy Ronald Tropman
1870 - Henry Adams
1870 - John Denham
1871 - Charles Duell
1894 - John Hill
1940 - Albert W. Jones
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Abraham Facey [34], lock maker, Little Francis Street, was charged with stealing 18s., from the person of Thomas Aubery, grinder, Wilton Street. The prosecutor was asleep in the Sportsman beer house, Garrison Lane, Saturday, when the prisoner, who sat by him, was observed to take the money from his pocket, and go away with it. Soon after the robbery the prisoner was apprehended by Police Constable Thompson. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three months' imprisonment."
"Robbery in a Public-House"
Birmingham Daily Post : September 12th 1865 Page 7

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