Some history of the Old Whimsey Inn at Brierley Hill in Staffordshire


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The Old Whimsey Inn may have closed during the Second World War but the building still stands close to the junction of North Street.

Brierley Hill : Old Whimsey Inn [c.1911]

Brierley Hill : Former Old Whimsey Inn [2007]

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More information on the Old Whimsey Inn at Brierley Hill to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Old Whimsey Inn 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 Old Whimsey Inn. There is information on Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

Brierley Hill : Corner of Brettell Lane and North Street [2007]

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Licensees of the Old Whimsey Inn

1888 - 1897 Frederick Warren
1897 - 1897 Robert Warren
1897 - 1898 Llewelyn William Silver
1898 - 1903 John William Taylor
1903 - 1905 Alexander Charles Aldridge
1905 - 1906 William John Rodway
1906 - 1908 Francis Wilfred Mole
1908 - 1913 Walter Talbot Bowkley
1913 - 1919 James Holman Williams
1919 - 1920 Samuel Clarke
1920 - 1923 William Evans
1923 - 1932 Carl Alan Davies
1932 - 1933 Walter James Brettell
1933 - 1936 Frederick Thompson
1936 - 1937 William Henry Watts
1937 - 1941 David Edwin Porter
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Yesterday afternoon a young man named Parsons, belonging to Stourbridge, was riding down Brettell Lane on a bicycle. When near the Whimsey Inn, a lad of about twelve years of age wilfully and wantonly threw an old lard tin before the driving wheel of the bicycle, causing a sudden bump, and bringing the rider with great violence to the ground several yards in advance. Parsons, was stunned by the fall, and was assisted into the Whimsey, where he was seen by Mr. Turner, surgeon, who happened to be close by. Fortunately he was not seriously injured. The right side of his face was grazed, his right hand was severely bruised, and he was very much shaken. Of course the youth who brought about the accident made himself scarce at once, and no one seems to be able to identify him. What a young blackguard of that kind wants is a thorough good welting with an ash sapling."
"A Young Blackguard"
County Advertiser & Herald for Staffordshire & Worcestershire
March 3rd 1883 Page 5

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