Some history of the Prince of Wales
This is one of those pubs that was listed in two streets. It is often listed in Thimble Mill Lane during the 19th century but the licence justices included the pub within Long Acre. To keep everyone happy I will include the pub in both thoroughfare.
More information on the Prince of Wales in Thimble Mill Lane to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Prince of Wales 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 Prince of Wales. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place. There is also a general page for Aston.
More information on the Prince of Wales in Thimble Mill Lane to follow. SEE OLD GUY INN on Digbeth.
Licensees of this pub
1951 - 1955 John Hunter Roberts
1955 - 1957 Ronald Allaway
1957 - 1957 David Ellis Wickett
1957 - 1960 Norman Gregory
1960 - 1962 Leslie Walter French
1962 - 1965 Stephen Griffiths
1965 - 1966 William Robert Taylor
1966 - 1967 Ronald Victor Bassett
1967 - 1971 George Albert Cadman
1971 - 1983 Leonard Charles Bix
1983 - 1990 Brenda Lily Smith
1990 - Bernadette Mary Schwarm
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
Map of the Prince of Wales to follow.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"William Coton , iron brazier; William Latham , iron-plate worker; and Samuel Everitt , tin
turner [all on bail], were indicted for stealing, at Birmingham, on the 18th May, a coat and other articles, the property of Sargent Pearson, landlord of the
Prince of Wales Inn, Thimble Mill Lane. Mr. Pigott prosecuted, and Mr. Harris defended Latham; the other two prisoners were undefended. Prosecutor said that about
five o'clock on the morning stated several men entered his house, and having lighted their pipes, they left, after which he discovered that his coat and other
articles had been taken away. In a month afterwards the three prisoners were apprehended by Police Constable Roscoe. There was no evidence to show that Latham had any
knowledge of the robbery, and by direction of the Recorder the jury acquitted him. It was proved that Coton had pawned the coat, and that he had received it from Everitt,
who gave him 6d. for pledging it. Everett's defence was that he found the coat in an entry. The jury acquitted Coton, and found Everitt guilty, and he was sentenced
to four months' imprisonment."
"Robbery of Wearing Apparel"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : July 8th 1869 Page 5