Some history of Miles Street
More information on Miles Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Miles 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 Miles Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"At the Birmingham Police Court, yesterday morning, before Messrs. J. D. Goodman and Sturge - Henry Poyner , bedstead-fitter,
44, Miles Street, and Edward Varney , back of 10, Lawden Road, were charged with committing a serious assault on James Evans , painter, 7, Spring
Vale, Miles Street, on the 4th August. Mr. Hominant appeared for Poyner. Mr. Barradale said it was necessary on Monday to take the depositions of the injured man, because
crysipelas had set in; but the evidence so far as he was concerned was exceedingly weak. Superintendent Stephenson, said they had some very strong evidence independent
of the injured man. The case was a most unprovoked one; the prisoners, with several others, went into the public house, and at once commenced striking the prosecutor
and his sons with stones and brick-ends. Mr. Barradale read the man's depositions, in which he stated that he was in the Horse and Jockey Inn, on Monday, the 4th
August 4th, about five o'clock in the evening. Varney came in but left after a time. He returned about six o'clock with Poyner, and they quarrelled with his
[Evans's] son Joseph. The landlord turned Varney out, and a struggle took place in the street between Varney and prosecutor's son. Between nine and ten
at night, prosecutor, who said he was not drunk at the time, went to the Horse and Jockey with his two sons, Joseph and James. Varney, Poyner, and several others came in,
and commenced to beat his sons. Prosecutor got up to speak to Poyner, when the latter struck him several times about the face. Prosecutor then struck at Poyner, when he
was struck from behind on the head with something hard several times. He became insensible, and when he recovered consciousness he was in a cab on the way to the hospital.
The prosecutor was cross-examined by Poyner, and said he did not strike prisoner first. By Varney: I did not see you strike me. Superintendent Stephenson said he
should be able to prove that the prisoners, with another man, went into the house and committed a most unprovoked assault. In reply to Mr. Barradale, Mr. Stephenson said
there was evidence to prove how the man's injuries were inflicted. Mr. O'Connor, solicitor, said he appeared for the landlord of the public house to prefer a
charge of refusing to quit. Mr. Barradale said the landlord could proceed against the prisoners by summons. The magistrates then remanded the prisoners for a week, bail
being allowed in Poyner's case only."
"Serious Assault in Miles Street"
Birmingham Daily Post : August 13th 1884 Page 7