Some history of the Stour Valley Inn in Monument Road at Ladywood in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
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"Eight people, including an elderly widow and three children, were evacuated from two Ladywood houses on Saturday when a fire in a large
timber store threatened their homes. While they took shelter with neighbours, firemen prevented the blaze from spreading, though a rear bedroom and its contents in one
house were damaged by water, while the rear wall of another developed a crack. The families were able to return after about an hour. and an inspection of the damaged
wall was made by building surveyors. The blaze was in the covered store of B. and C. Timber Company, at the rear of the Stour Valley Inn, on the corner of Monument
Road and Great Tindal Street. A passer-by saw the roof blazing and gave the alarm. The two houses whose occupants were evacuated are 3/114 and 3/112
Monument Road, the rear walls of which back on to the store. In the first house lives Mrs. Elizabeth Tonks, a 78-year-old widow, her daughter, Mrs. Ellen
Phillips, and her grandson, Mr. Frank Phillips and his wife. The second house is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas William Davies and their three young children.
Police advised both families to leave and they went to a house on the opposite side of the court."
Birmingham Daily Post : November 17th 1958 Page 7