Some history on Whittall Street in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
More information on Whittall Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Whittall 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 Whittall Street. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Joseph Underhill (33), bookmaker, Buckingham Street, was charged with causing an obstruction for the purpose betting. Police
Constable William Suckling stated that he watched the prisoner, who was in Whittall Street, on Friday afternoon. He received twenty-one bets, but transferred
them to a confederate named George Probert, who is to be summoned in connection with the case. The accused has been thrice convicted for this sort of offence.
When Suckling went towards him he darted off, but was captured. He complained that the police prevented him from "getting an honest living." He was fined
£5. and costs."
"The Betting Nuisance"
Birmingham Daily Post : November 4th 1889 Page 7