Some history of the Bell Inn
I have not done much research on this pub but I think it closed when Charles Palmer became bankrupt in 1882-3.
Licensees of this pub
1797 - William Newell
1806 - Sarah Newell
1807 - Margaret Yeandall
1821 - John Pearce
1825 - Thomas Toy
1845 - Joseph Sarjant
1850 - William Grindall
1855 - Mrs. E. Rainsford
1862 - Ellinor Clift
1862 - Owen Shaw
1868 - Charles Palmer
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"James Dean, a coalheaver, of Wharf Street, was charged with using threatening language to an innkeeper. Mrs. E. Rainsford, landlady of the
Bell Inn, Suffolk Street, said that for some time past this fellow and some companions of his came to her house at or past eleven at night, and evidently with
intent to cause annoyance and disturbance, took occasion to quarrel with some of the company. She had frequently refused to draw them liquor at such a late hour, and on
doing so on the preceding night, Dean threatened to "knock the front of her head in," and made use of foul language. The servant girl, in her endeavours to shut
the bar door, had her hand severely cut, the defendant violently pushing against her, by which the glass in the door was broken. The Court said that parties must be
protected from such conduct, and ordered this violent fellow to enter into his own recognisance to the amount of £10, to keep the peace for six months."
"Using Threatening Language To An Innkeeper"
Birmingham Journal : June 2nd 1855 Page 6