Some history on High Street in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
More information on High Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to High 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 High Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Edward Morrissey , a labourer, who refused to give his correct address, was charged with stealing a roll of oilcloth,
value 8s., belonging Mr. Walter Lance, draper, etc., Bull Street. About quarter-past six last night the prisoner was arrested in High Street drunk, with a
paraffin lamp and a roll of oilcloth in his possession. He was taken to the police station, and recognised by Police Constable Freeman, who had watched him for some
time earlier in the evening loitering about in front of Mr. Lance's shop. The oilcloth was identified by a salesman in the prosecutor's employ. Prisoner was
also charged with stealing the oil-lamp, but the prosecutor did not appear. When charged with stealing the oilcloth the prisoner said he must be guilty, or he
should not have had the things in his possession, but he was drunk. A previous conviction having been proved, he was sent to the Sessions."
"Theft of Oilcloth?"
Birmingham Mail : December 19th 1882 Page 3