Some history of the Falcon Inn on High Park Road at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.


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Smethwick : Falcon Inn on High Park Road [c.1963]

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Smethwick : Advertisement for Cheshire's Ales [1910]

Licensees of the Falcon Inn

1912 - William James Payne
1912 - 1916 George Simpson
1916 - 1919 Lily Simpson
1919 - 1921 George Simpson
1921 - 1923 Jesse Tonks
1923 - 1926 Joseph Jones
1926 - 1927 Ernest Selby
1927 - 1928 George Theodore Mackerness
1928 - 1961 George William Hudson
1961 - 1963 Dennis William Budge
1963 - Alan Garbett
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Mitchells's and Butler's

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Mitchells's and Butler's Ales

Related Newspaper Articles

"Thomas Bostock [21], Charles Petitt [28], and William Davis, [19], all of Birmingham but having no fixed abode were charged with loitering with intent to committee a felony. P.C. Wallace stated that at four o'clock that morning, in company with Polioe-Constable Rigby he saw the prisoners near the Falcon Inn. The three ran away and the constables gave chase and caught them. A varied assortment of articles were found in their possession. However two things gave rise to grave suspicions in the minds of the Police - a stone tied in a handkerchief and a piece of soap. These are used it was said in "smart" society. The soap is rubbed on a pane of glass and the effect is to deaden the sound when struck with a stone. But the prisoners stated that the soap was for the purpose of washing, while it was artfully suggested that the stone was to stop nose-bleeding. Petitt, who had given the name of Smith to the Police, said he wished to make a clean breast of the affair. He said he been previously convicted at Stafford, and being out of work had been walking about at night. The Magistrates could not believe prisoners story and sent them each to gaol for 14 days with hard labour."
"Sequel to an Early Morning Walk"
Smethwick Telephone : December 19th 1903 Page 5

Mitchells's and Butler's Ales

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