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