Some history of Hospital Street
More information on Hospital Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Hospital 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 Hospital Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Yesterday evening a woman, named Ellen Wilson, alias O'Neil, attempted to commit suicide by taking laudanum. The woman is 43 years of
age, the widow of a publican, has four grown-up children, has some time or other been in good circumstances, but has for the last three years been cohabiting with
a shoemaker named John O'Neil, residing at 101, Hospital Street. Since she and O'Neil have resided together they have had one child, which is since dead.
O'Neil is a widower, and has some children by his former marriage. The woman is in the coach harness business, but is of very intemperate habits, and so far has
she carried this infirmity that she has been known, according to the statement of her paramour, to continually sell articles of household furniture away from her home
and pawned her own wearing apparel in order to satisfy her craving for drink. She and O'Neil have, according to his account, parted many times during their three
years' acquaintance and the last separation terminated about a fortnight ago, when the intercourse was renewed. She had been drinking to excess more or less ever
since. Yesterday morning the man went to work at six o'clock, and on his return he was informed that Ellen had attempted her life by taking poison. She had had
drink during the day, and in the evening she imbibed a draught of laudanum. Some of her neighbours conveyed her to the General Hospital, where the usual remedies were
applied with some decree of success, and the woman is pronounced out of danger. From other sources it has since been ascertained that the woman is not alone blameable
for the attempt on her life, as one might feel inclined to judge from the ex-parte statement at first received, as report says O'Neil has not treated
the poor woman in the kindest manner."
"Attempted Suicide in Hospital Street"
Aris's Birmingham Gazette : June 4th 1864 Page 5