Some history on Harford Street at Hockley in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
More information on Harford Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Harford Street 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 Harford Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"At the Public Office, yesterday, before Mr. T. C. S. Kynnersley [Stipendiary] and Mr. J. Poncia. the following persons* were
charged with offences stated below, and committed on the day of the election. James Smith , wire drawer, 37 Court, Great Hampton Street, and
Thomas Smith , labourer, Court, Livery Street, were charged with breaking some glass in the window of Mrs. Ann Evans's house, Harford Street,
and also with creating a disturbance and breaking some glasses inside the house. About nine o'clock on Tuesday night last, the prisoners, in company with a
number of other men, went to the prosecutrix's house, and demanded something to drink. On its being refused them, they became very violent, throwing the glasses
about the shop, and breaking the window. Mr. Kynnersley said it was the conduct of such fellows as the prisoners that brought disgrace upon the whole town, and
sentenced them each to two months' imprisonment. One of the prisoners, on leaving tbe dock, addressed some person in the court as "old pal," and told
him to "cheer up, as he could that on his head."
"A Row in Harford Street"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : November 19th 1868 Page 5