Some history of the Red Cow on High Street at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.

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Smethwick : Red Cow Inn at Newlands Green [c.1930]

Smethwick : Entrance to the Red Cow Inn at Newlands Green [c.1930]

Smethwick : Red Cow Inn at Newlands Green [c.1932]

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Licensees of the Red Cow

1907 - 1927 Edward Lewis
1927 - 1930 Ernest Swallow
1930 - 1931 George Henry Scaife
1931 - 1932 Gilbert Bertram Evans
1932 - 1935 Albert Randall Stokes
1935 - 1938 Frederick Henry Vaughan


1938 - 1944 John Leonard Jellicoe
1944 - 1949 Constance Catherine Jellicoe
1949 - 1951 Constance Catherine Wall
1951 - 1955 Terence Edgar Walker
1955 - 1960 William Bethwaite Elliot
1960 - Joseph James Fellows
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Ansell's - The Better Beer

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Inn Sign of The Red Cow at Smethwick [1989]

Ansell's Mild - Brewed in Birmingham

Related Newspaper Articles

"Telling her it was no fault of hers that she didn't kill the man, Mr. Justice Hallett, at the Staffordshire Assizes, at Stafford, today, passed sentence of four months' imprisonment in the second division on Hilda Florence Steele, 19-year-old married woman, of Poole Road, Smethwick, who was found guilty of unlawfully wounding Joseph Edward Leonard Cutler, at Smethwick on 23rd February. The jury found her not guilty of wounding with intent to murder, and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. They had taken the most lenient view they could, said the judge. Mr. J. E. Bourke, prosecuting, said accused, after quarrelling with her soldier husband, home on leave, went to the Red Cow Inn at Smethwick, where she met Cutler, also a soldier on leave. They went together to the Victoria Park, Smethwick, where they lay down on Cutler's overcoat. After the young woman had remarked "I feel as though I could kill you," and had asked him where his heart was, Cutler felt a violent blow in the chest from a clasp knife. She then ran away. Mrs. Steele, giving evidence, said Cutler tried to take advantage of her. She resented his conduct, and struck him with the jack-knife to free herself and get away. She had no intention of murdering him doing him grievous bodily harm."
"Smethwick Woman Gaoled for Wounding Soldier"
Evening Despatch : July 5th 1940 Page 6

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