History of the Turf Tavern in Monument Road at Brookfields in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.

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Some history of the Turf Tavern

The Turf Tavern stood on the corner of Monument Road and Spring Hill.

The Turf Tavern on the corner of Monument Road and Spring Hill at Brookfields in Birmingham [c.1932]

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Licensees of this pub

1940 - 1957 Arthur Riley
1957 - 1958 Reginald Leslie Crane
1958 - 1960 Stanley Harry Brown
1960 - 1963 Arthur William Hammond
1963 - 1965 John Tate
1965 - 1969 Charles David Turk
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Isaac Bickerstaff, 25, hinge maker, pleaded not guilty to stealing six yards of cloth, on the 4th of February, the property of James McDonald, a hawker. Mr. Markham prosecuted, and Mr. Buzzard defended prisoner. It appeared from the evidence that on the evening of the 4th February the prosecutor entered the Turf Tavern, where he had some dinner. As he was partaking of the meal the prisoner and three others entered; the prisoner taking a seat near the cloth, which the prosecutor, with an eye to business, endeavoured to sell. He got into conversation with the friends of the prisoner, and turning about to look for the cloth found that it had been taken away, and that the prisoner had also disappeared. On the 7th February prisoner went to the Detective Office, and said that he believed the police had been looking for him over some cloth, and that his master [Mr. Sadler] had told him to give himself up but that he knew nothing about it. For the defence, it transpired that the cloth was lying in bar for an hour and a half, and that many people had come into the house and had left the room during that period. The jury acquitted the prisoner."
"Robbery In A Public House"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : April 13th 1865 Page 6

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