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