History of the Malt Shovel on High Street Aston in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.

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Some history of the Malt Shovel

The Malt Shovel stood on the eastern side of High Street Aston, midway between Whitehead Road and Six Ways.

A new licence for the Malt Shovel was granted to Susannah Fifield in August 1857.

More details on the Malt Shovel to follow.



Licensees of this pub

1860 - T. B. Tommas
1868 - Frederick Wood
1879 - George Hayes
1890 - John Roobottom
1905 - George Roobottom
1908 - Edward Clarke
1915 - Thomas Phillips
1940 - Albert Henry Eyre
1942 - 1952 William Joseph Dearn
1952 - 1966 Lillian Ada Dearn
1966 - 1966 Doris Mary Ann Robinson
1966 - 1967 Rita Dearn
1967 - 1968 Lillian Ada Dearn
1968 - Mary Patricia Dunne
ote : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Dr. Birt Davies, Borough Coroner, held an inquest yesterday afternoon, at the Grand Turk, Ludgate Hill, touching the death of Alexander Frederick Sheridan, a gun implement maker, twenty-three years of age, who resided in a court in Fleet Street. It appeared from the evidence that on Friday last, about half-past two in the afternoon, the deceased with about a dozen of his fellow-workmen were drinking together at the Malt Shovel Inn, Aston New Town. They had all partaken of a little beer, but were not intoxicated, but about "half-and-half." A dispute arose between the deceased and a fellow workman named Richard Earpe, about a game of cards they were playing. In the quarrel the deceased said he was a better man than Earpe, and challenged the latter to fight. They went into the bowling alley, stripped, and, shaking hands, prepared to "set-to." The deceased struck Earpe a blow in the mouth with his fist, and went to get out of the way of receiving the return blow, when he slipped and fell backwards on the ground with his head and neck over a hole where the bowler usually stood when bowling. The deceased, who seemed much hurt, was picked up and conveyed to the General Hospital, where he was attended by Mr. Bracey, the house surgeon, who found that he was suffering from dislocation of the vertebrae of the neck. He never rallied, and died Sunday last from the effects of the injury. The deceased never blamed any one, but stated whilst in the hospital, when in a dying state, that he should have "bested" the man Earpe if his foot had not slipped, and which caused him to fall. The jury returned verdict of "Accidental death."
"A Fatal Fight"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : April 28th 1864 Page 8

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