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