Some history of the White Swan on Great Russell Street at Hockley in Birmingham in Warwickshire


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This beer house once traded as the Swan but the name evolved into the White Swan. The tavern was located on the eastern side of Great Russell Street, between Brearley Street and New John Street West.

Birmingham : Map Extract showing the location of the White Swan on Great Russell Street at Hockley [1889]

The White Swan was later operated by Ansell's Brewery Ltd. The Aston brewery were compensated £1,450 for the licence when the tavern was referred in November 1911.

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More information on the White Swan on Great Russell Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the White Swan 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 White Swan. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

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Licensees of the White Swan

1878 - William Moseley
1890 - E. Mosley
1893 - G. Howe
1903 - William John Congrave
1905 - Horace E. Butcher
1908 - Charles Henry Trickle
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Ansell's - Newcrest Stout

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Related Newspaper Articles

"William Moseley, of the Swan Inn, Great Russell Street, was summoned for selling beer during prohibited hours on Sunday, the 10th inst. Police-Constable Jones [181] said at twenty-five minutes past twelve on the day named he saw a man go into the defendant's house with a jug. When the man came out he went to him and found that the jug contained ale. For the defence four witnesses proved that the beer was supplied by a man named James Biddell, to go to whose house the man who got the ale would have to pass the premises of the defendant. The Bench dismissed the summons."
"A Policeman Mistaken"
Birmingham Daily Post : March 21st 1878 Page 6

Ansell's - The Better Beer

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