History and Information on Irving Street in Lee Bank at Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire.


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Irving Street Pubs

Some history of Irving Street

More information on Irving Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Irving 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 Irving Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

Birmingham : Court and Factories in Irving Street at Lee Bank [c.1957]

Birmingham : Harry Bradshaw's Drapery Shop on the corner of Cregoe Street and Irving Street at Lee Bank [c.1908]

Birmingham : Corner of Irving Street and Cregoe Street at Lee Bank [1960]

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Street Scenes in Irving Street

Birmingham : Factory of Wright and Platt Limited in Irving Street at Lee Bank [1960]

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The map extract below shows the locations of the licensed houses in Irving Street in 1891. Reasonably accurate, the locations were roughly marked on the plan for the licensing justices of Birmingham. The map itself was drawn up by the city surveyor in June 1891. The red dots show fully licensed houses which, in 1891, numbered 653. Blue dots denoted beer houses, the total for which numbered 1,026. Green dots showed 499 off licences of various kinds. The total number of licensed houses was 2,178. I also have a similar map dated 1873, drawn up by the city surveyor William S. Till, which was used to plot the public houses of Birmingham in 1875 when there were many more beer houses.

Birmingham : Map showing licensed houses in Irving Street at Lee Bank [1891]

Genealogy Connections

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Abraham Hart [33], back of 9, Irving Street, engraver, was charged with violently assaulting his wife Agnes. The evidence showed that Mrs. Hart, having had some words with her husband, picked up the domestic poker with the intention of punishing him with it, when he wrenched it from her, and struck her a savage blow which knocked her down and inflicted an ugly wound on her head. She was taken to the hospital. She persistently refused to give any evidence against her lord, and the magistrates, relying on the testimony of a relation of the parties, who very reluctantly consented to be sworn, fined him 20s. and costs, in default two months' imprisonment."
"Wife Beating"
Birmingham Daily Mail : March 11th 1871 Page 2

Brummagem Boozers

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