Some history of Smallbrook Street
More information on Smallbrook Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Smallbrook Street 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 Smallbrook Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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If you would like to share any further information on Smallbrook Street - perhaps you or your ancestors drank in one of the pubs in the past? Or maybe knew a previous publican running one of the boozers? Whatever the reason it would be great to hear of your stories or gossip. Simply send a message and I will post it here.
Related Newspaper Articles
"About twenty minutes past eight o'clock last evening, intelligence was received at the engine stations that a fire had broken out at the
shop of Mr. Frost, haberdasher, Smallbrook Street. The flames were extinguished before the arrival of the engines. The fire was confined to the shop window, in which some
articles of haberdashery ignited through the breaking of glass which surrounded the gas, leaving it unprotected. A few articles in the window were destroyed, and the damage,
which is trifling, is covered by insurance in the Royal Fire Office. When the alarm of fire was given, Mrs. Emma Howes, who occupied a shoe shop next door, ran out in a
state of excitement, and then returning into the shop, sat down. It was then perceived that she was in a dying state, and a messenger was despatched for Mr. Sproston,
surgeon, of Bristol Street; but his arrival the unfortunate woman had ceased to exist. She had not enjoyed good for some time past, and it is said that her death
resulted from fright at the tire. An inquest will be held on the body."
"Death From Fright"
Birmingham Daily Post : August 2nd 1865 Page 4