Some history of the George and Dragon
More information on the George and Dragon on Steelhouse Lane to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the George and Dragon 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 George and Dragon. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
Licensees of this pub
1953 - 1960 Frederick Thomas Stansbie
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Mitchell's and Butler's Ltd. had conducted a canvass of 1,514 householders in an area of Small Heath and found that 62 per cent of
those interviewed were in favour of a new public-house to serve the area, Mr. Eric Blain, for the firm, said at a public enquiry in Birmingham yesterday. An inspector
of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Mr. J. D. Hossack, was enquiring into a proposal to remove the licence of the George and Dragon, Steelhouse Lane, to a
site on the junction of Coventry Road and Mansel Road, Small Heath. There were more than 200 objectors to the proposal, including local residents, the United Kingdom
Alliance and the Small Heath Baptist Church. Mr. F. D. Howarth said that the Licensing Planning Committee approved the scheme earlier this year. In the central
redevelopment area a ratio of one public house to 750 people had been agreed; in comparable areas it was one to 900; one to 1,200 in the inner density zone and
one to 1,700 in the outer zone. The proposed site was in the inner density area. Mr. Blain said that a quarter mile radius round the site had 4,800 people and no public
house. The half-mile radius showed seven public houses to 18,010 people."
"Majority Claimed for New Public House"
Birmingham Daily Post : October 9th 1959 Page 21