Some history of the Falcon Inn on High Park Road at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.
More information on the Falcon Inn at Smethwick to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Falcon 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 Falcon Inn. There is information on Smethwick and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"Thomas Bostock , Charles Petitt , and William Davis, , 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