Some history of the Waterloo Inn on Mill Street at Brierley Hill in the County of Staffordshire


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Brierley Hill : The Waterloo on Mill Street at Brierley Hill [2006]

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Note: for Walter Bertram Hickman, descendant of the Hickman family, see Greyhound Inn at Amblecote.

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Licensees of the Waterloo Inn

1865 - 1870 William Spittle
1870 - 1871 Isaac Bellamy
1871 - 1871 James Wardell
1871 - 1874 Samuel Hayward
1874 - 1881 John Richards
1881 - 1884 John Cornelius Adey
1884 - 1886 Henry Frank Meese
1886 - 1890 Charles Henry Shaw
1890 - 1891 Edgar Hickman
1891 - 1892 Elijah Duncombe
1892 - 1894 Horatio William Fisher
1894 - 1904 Joseph Westwood
1904 - 1923 Alfred Hickman
1923 - 1931 George Henry Hickman
1931 - 1932 Walter Smith
1932 - 1936 Joseph Gutteridge
1936 - 1941 Robert Ruff
1941 - 1942 Vera Ruff
1942 - 1960 Sydney Lane
1960 - 1967 Elsie Lane
1967 - 1969 Eric Reuben Turner
1969 - 1971 Ernest James Riley
1971 - 1972 Thomas Pearsall
1972 - 1974 John Joseph Milligan
1974 - 1980 Brian Hewitt
1980 - 1982 Anthony Donald Richards
1982 - 1984 Derek Granvill Clarke
1984 - 1986 Donald Peter Smith
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub. The dates of early licensees are sourced from trade directories, census data, electoral rolls, rate books and newspaper articles. The listings from 1870 to 1986 is complete and accurate as these names are sourced from licensing records. 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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"On Wednesday evening a presentation of an interesting nature took place at the house of Mr. William Spittle, Waterloo Inn, Mill Street, Brierley Hill. The gentleman who received this token of esteem is Mr. Joseph Randle, who was formerly organist of Pensnett Parish Church, but who has left this neighbourhood and taken up his abode at Tettenhall. Mr. Randle, in his professional capacity, has rendered valuable services to the Brierley Hill Glee and Madrigal Union, and the members of this association and a few intimate friends accordingly resolved to manifest their appreciation of his services in a substantial manner. The presentation was a very appropriate one, and consisted of the beautiful oratorio of "Naaman," by Michael Costa. The oratorio is bound up in handsome volume, and on the fly-leaf was the following inscription:- "Presented to Mr. J. Randle by the Brierley Hill Glee and Madrigal Club, and few of his most intimate friends, for the valuable services he has rendered them on various occasions. June 5th, 1867." Mr. Charles Beckley was called to the chair. After the usual loyal and patriotic toasts had been proposed and disposed of, the chairman, in very appropriate terms, made the presentation. Mr. Joseph Randle feelingly acknowledged the, to him, very acceptable gift. He said he was extremely gratified at receiving such a cordial welcome from the place of his birth, and would always look upon the handsome volume which had been presented to him as a true memorial of their kindness. The proceedings of the evening were agreeably diversified by several excellently-rendered pieces of vocal and instrumental music by gentlemen of the company."
"Presentation Of The Late Organist of Pensnett Church"
County Express : June 8th 1867 Page 5

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