Some history of the London Tavern on High Street Saltley at Birmingham in Warwickshire
The London Tavern stood on the southern side of High Street Saltley, on the eastern corner of Crawford Street.
I have not researched this public-house in any detail. However, I thought I would upload a photograph so at least there is something to look at. I have also included the names of a few licensees. Oh, and an old newspaper article. So, better than a blank page but a lot of work needed. In the meantime, there is lots of information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.THOMAS MEE see Three Crowns on Suffolk Street
"Mary Ann Hoardley, landlady of the Beehive Tavern, Wilton Street, was charged with wilfully breaking the windows of the
house tenanted by her husband, Henry Hoardley, the London Tavern, Saltley. The parties are separated, and on the 22nd of February the defendant went to her
husband's house and broke the windows, doing damage to the amount of £3. Mr. Cheston submitted that the defendant had a perfect right to break the windows, as they were the joint property
of husband and wife, and quoted a case in support of this argument, where a woman had been convictsd of burning her husband's house, and the conviction was quashed
in one of the superior courts, on the ground that no third party had been injured. Mr. Fallows, for the complainant, quoted another case of a more recent date, showing
that a woman had been convicted for burning her husband's house, and he submitted that the secton of the Act of Parliament under which these proceedings had been
taken overruled the case quoted by Mr. Cheston. Mr. Cheston contended, however, that in the case mentioned by Mr. Fallows a third party was injured. If their Worships
decided against his client he should ask them to grant a case for the superior courts upon the point. Mr. Bedford said this was a difficult question, involving a very
important point, which would have to be settled by another and higher authority. Their clerk had advised them that it was a case in which to convict, and the defendant
would be fined 20s. and costs, and £3. 7s. damage, amounting altogether to £5. 8s. 6d. The Bench would state a case for appeal."
"A Wife Fined For Damaging Her Husband's Property"
Birmingham Daily Post : April 7th 1877 Page 5