History of the Golden Hammer in Rea Street at Digbeth in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.

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Some history of the Golden Hammer

The Golden Hammer was one of three public houses on the eastern side of Rea Street between Digbeth and Bradford Street. Below is a plan dated 1889 that shows the pub, along with its neighbouring competitors for trade.

Plan Showing the location of the Golden Hammer, along with the Old Windmill Inn and the Coppersmiths' Arms in Rea Street [1889]

The Golden Hammer was a beer house and the address of the boozer was No.107 Rea Street. The Golden Hammer had its own brewery and sold homebrewed ales.

Birmingham : Sale Notice for the Golden Hammer in Rea Street at Digbeth in Birmingham [1865]

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Licensees of this pub

1862 - Joseph Slater
1867 - 1868 Mrs. Jane Jepson
1871 - Alfred Field
1871 - John Norman
1878 - William Vitey
1883 - Mrs. Mary Constant Vitey
1890 - Benjamin Rushton
1892 - Patrick Glynn
1895 - William Carter
1897 - Francis Griffiths
1900 - Arthur Cureton
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Appearing before Sir John Ratcliff and Mr. T. C. S. Kynnersley, Joseph Slater of the Golden Hammer, Rea Street, was fined for having kept his house open during improper hours. He was fined 5 shillings and costs.
"Conviction of Publican"
Birmingham Journal : September 6th 1862 Page 6

"Patrick Glynn, Golden Hammer beer house, Rea Street, was fined 30s. and costs for permitting drunkenness on Saturday night; and George Dolphin and George Dolphin, father and son, were each fined for being drunk on licensed premises.
"Licensing Prosecutions"
Birmingham Mail : November 4th 1891 Page 2

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