Some history of Tower Street
More information on Tower Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Tower 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 Tower 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 Tower Street - perhaps you 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
"An elderly roan of the tramp class was charged at Birmingham Police Court today with threatening to murder an old woman named Ellen Robinson,
Tower Street. Prisoner's name is William Walder, and, as he is of tall and powerful physique, his appearance is somewhat disconcerting. Mrs. Robinson told a moving
story. "Just gone ten o'clock on Sunday night," she said, "I was a-sitting at the table with a carving-knife in my hand, cutting a bit of meat for
my supper, when this 'gentleman' walked in. He looked at me, I looked at him, and then says, with an oath, 'Missus. I'll murder you.' Last night he
peeps through the door again, but I says, 'Oh, you dirty scamp, it's you, is it?' and he went away." It appears that the prisoner has been terrorising
Tower Street and the neighbourhood by making faces through windows and otherwise behaving in a very alarming manner. He was arrested last night by Police Constable White
134C]. In default of paying the costs and finding sureties for good behaviour, the prisoner was committed for a month's hard labour."
"The Face At The Window"
Birmingham Mail : September 11th 1906 Page 2