Some history of the Old Whimsey Inn at Brierley Hill in Staffordshire
The Old Whimsey Inn may have closed during the Second World War but the building still stands close to the junction of North Street.
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.
"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