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.
More information on the Golden Hammer in Rea Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Golden Hammer 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 the Golden Hammer. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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.
Birmingham Mail : November 4th 1891 Page 2