Some history of the Turf Tavern
The Turf Tavern stood on the corner of Monument Road and Spring Hill.
More information on the Turf Tavern to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Turf Tavern 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 Turf Tavern. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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