Some history of the Four Ways Inn at Cradley Heath in the County of Staffordshire
More information on the Four Ways Inn at Cradley Heath to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Four Ways 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 Four Ways Inn. There is information on Cradley Heath and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"John McHarg, , tailor, Victoria Terrace, Dudley, was charged with stealing 12s. belonging to John Walters, of
the Four Ways Inn, Cradley Heath, and further with resisting the police in the execution their duty. On Saturday night last defendant and Walters had dispute with
reference to paying for a bottle of champagne, and it was alleged that defendant got possession of 12s., belonging to the prosecutor, and refused to return it. He
was then given into custody, and whilst being conveyed to the lock-up, kicked violently at Police-Superintendent Wollaston and P.C. Sylvester; two or
three men having, eventually, to be employed to assist in removing him to the cells. Prosecutor now asked the Bench to allow him to withdraw the charge of larceny,
as defendant had expressed his regret for what he had done, and was willing to pay the costs. The request was granted, but for resisting the police defendant was
fined 20s. and costs, or, in default, one month's Imprisonment."
"Disputing Over a Bottle of Champagne"
Dudley and District News : October 23rd 1880 Page 2