History of The Compasses on High Street Deritend in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.

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Some history of The Compasses

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Henry and Mary Ann Melhuish kept this pub in the early Edwardian years. The couple moved here from the Villa Tavern at Lozells. Both houses were operated by Holder's Brewery Ltd. so it could have been an inter-company move. Mary Ann Melhuish died in early 1906. Two years later Henry married again, the ceremony with Elizabeth Ann Dawes taking place in August 1908 at St. Martin's Church. The couple may have installed a live-in manager or servant at The Compasses because they resided at No.39 Golden Hillock Road. However, around the end of the Edwardian period they moved out to Ward End to run Ye Olde Barley Mow. The couple only stayed at Ward End for a few years before they moved again, running the Hare and Hounds on Marsh Hill at Erdington. Henry and Elizabeth clearly liked their new location and remained there until the early 1930s. Elizabeth died in March 1932 by which time Henry had given up the pub game. However, together with his daughter Marion, he was recorded as a wine and spirits merchant at Gravelly Lane. He died at Western Road in March 1944 and left a little nestegg to Marion who had married Thomas Wright Wilkinson.

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Mitchells's and Butler's Cape Hill Brewery

Brummagem Boozers


Licensees of this pub

1905 - Henry James Melhuish
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Mitchells's and Butler's

Mitchells's and Butler's Plate

Mitchells's and Butler's Black Satin Sweet Stout

Mitchells's and Butler's Traditional Cask Ales

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Mitchells's and Butler's Brew XI Bitter

Mitchells's and Butler's Nourishing Stout

Mitchells's and Butler's Black Satin Sweet Stout

Mitchells's and Butler's Special Ale

Mitchells's and Butler's Export Pale Ale

Mitchells's and Butler's Cape Ale

Map

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Related Newspaper Articles

"If the beer machine, left by Thomas Averall, at the Compasses Inn, Deritend, is not fetched within three days, it will be sold to defray expenses."
"Notices"
Aris's Birmingham Gazette : October 14th 1865 Page 3

"If the box and books, left by Charles Jackson, at the Compasses Inn, Deritend, is not fetched within three days, it will be sold to defray expenses."
"Notices"
Aris's Birmingham Gazette : October 14th 1865 Page 3

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