Some history of the Corngreaves Hotel at Cradley Heath in the County of Staffordshire
More information on the Corngreaves Hotel at Cradley Heath to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Corngreaves Hotel 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 Corngreaves Hotel. There is information on Cradley Heath and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"On Monday last, Mr. Hooper, coroner, held an inquest at the Corngreaves Hotel, Cradley Heath, on the body of Joseph Somers,
aged 50 years, a chainmaker. It appeared that deceased met his death by drowning, his body having been discovered in a pool at Pig Lane, on Saturday. It came out
in evidence that Somers had been lately addicted to drinking, and had been for some time in very low circumstances. He had been repeatedly been heard to say that
he would "make a hole in the water." Verdict, "Suicide whilst of unsound mind."
County Express : May 5th 1877 Page 8