Some history of the Glassmakers' Arms at Amblecote in the County of Staffordshire


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Licensees of the Glassmakers' Arms

1861 - 1878 Alfred Turner
1878 - 1880 Christopher Turner
1880 - 1881 Alfred Turner
1881 - 1882 Orpah Turner
1882 - 1882 Eugene Egam
1882 - 1888 George Nicklin
1888 - 1890 Charles William Jelfs
1890 - 1892 George William Burton
1892 - 1892 George Nicklin
1892 - 1893 Ann Sophia Nicklin
1893 - 1894 Joseph Kelly
1894 - 1896 Daniel Beech
1896 - 1896 Alfred George Giller
1896 - 1898 Samuel Tetley
1898 - 1901 William Henry Vaughan
1901 - 1904 Charles John Webb
1904 - 1909 Samuel Frank Bird
1909 - 1911 James Woodcock
1911 - 1921 John Edwin Hill
1921 - 1933 Philander Pargeter
1933 - 1936 Edgar John Adey
1936 - 1937 Sam Nixon Tearne
1937 - 1940 Frederick Charles Vickers
1940 - 1944 Gordon Jack Evans
1944 - 1945 Ada Mary Evans
1945 - 1950 William Arthur Kendrick
1950 - 1952 Kenneth Howard Arnold
1952 - 1955 Edward Hill
1955 - 1965 Leonard Delves
1965 - 1979 John William Johnson
Note : this is almost a complete list of licensees for this pub. The only grey area being the actual date of opening. The listing for 1872 to 1979 is complete and accurate as these names are sourced from licensing records and brewery property books. These records are hand-written and I have done my best to transcribe them accurately, though some scribbles of the clerks can be hard to determine.

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"The inquest on the body of a child found in the canal near Coalbournbrook was held on Tuesday at the Glassmakers' Arms, Amblecote, before Mr. T. A. Stokes [coroner.] Albert Hicklin, a glass-blower, said he was walking along the canal towing-path on Saturday afternoon with a companion named Piper, when they saw the body of the child in the water. They got it out, and information was given to the police. P.S. Starling said the police had been making inquiries, but had not yet elicited anything regarding the identity of the child. Dr. Ellis deposed to the results of his examination of the body. He said it was a fully-developed child, and had apparently been in the water two or three days. Round the neck was tied tightly a piece tape, and this had strangled the child. It was dead before it was put in the canal. The Coroner said if the jury agreed with the doctor there could only be one verdict - wilful murder against some person unknown. The jury concurred, and returned a verdict to that effect."
"Child Murder Near Stourbridge"
Tamworth Herald : November 1st 1902 Page 3

"After having mourned his death for some two months, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hill, of the Glassmakers' Arms Hotel, Amblecote, have received the good news that their soldier son, Private Victor Hill, is safe in England. Private Hill, who belongs to the West Yorkshire Regiment, was wounded and taken prisoner in France on April 16th 1918. About six weeks before Christmas a repatriated prisoner who hails from Birmingham, called to see Mr. and Mrs. Hill, and introducing himself as a comrade of their son, informed them that Private Hill had died from dysentery, and further that he saw him carried from the train to the hospital dead. On this evidence, although they had not received any official verification, the parents of Private Hill concluded that their son was dead. The news that Private Hill was still alive reached Amblecote on the last day of the old year in the form of a letter in Private Hill's own handwriting, informing his people that he had arrived in London. Private Hill is now lying in hospital at Northampton, where he has been visited by his relatives."
"Amblecote Soldier Alive, And In England"
County Express : January 25th 1919 Page 5

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