Some history of the Waterloo Hotel at Cape Hill in Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.

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Smethwick : Waterloo Hotel on the corner of Waterloo Road and Shireland Road at Cape Hill [c.1908]

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Licensees of the Waterloo Hotel

1919 - Joseph James Drage
1919 - 1928 Wallace Hemming
1928 - 1939 Thomas Varley
1939 - 1947 William Norman Bridge
1947 - 1948 Colin Payne Roberts
1948 - 1950 Gordon Stanley Sercombe
1950 - 1950 Walter Dendy
1950 - 1952 Eric Wood
1952 - 1957 Granville Vincent Baggott
1957 - 1957 George Frederick Jelf
1957 - 1959 Edward Norman Phillips
1959 - 1963 William James Steele
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Mitchells's and Butler's Ales

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"Mr. Joy also applied for the final order in respect to the new hotel which Messrs. Mitchell's and Butler's have provided at Cape Hill. He mentioned that the sanction to transfer the license of the New Navigation Inn, Bridge Street, to the new hotel at the corner of Waterloo Road and Shireland Road was granted in March 1907, while a month later the provisional order was made. The owners were now in a position to ask the Justices for a final order, and although a purely formal matter they now sought this approval. They would see that the building had been carried out in accordance with the plans which were submitted to them, and the Architect [Mr. W. H. Kendrick] would give evidence on the subject. In reference to the surrender of the licence this would be handed to the Clerk before the new hotel was opened. Alderman Pinkney enquired when the owners expected to open the new hotel, because it was quite possible that some of the Magistrates might like to inspect it. Mr. Joy intimated that the new hotel would be opened on April 15th. A further application was in regard to the name for the new hotel. Mr. Joy said that if the Magistrates had no objection they would like to adopt the name of the Waterloo. He pointed out that the licence was now attached to the Navigation Inn, but as there was another house of that name they had thought it desirable to find a new one, and the owners had decided to ask them to sanction The Waterloo. Mr. Shakespeare pointed out that the builders had already put a ship on the building in the anticipation of its being called the Navigation. Alderman Pinkney said that the Mayor had suggested that they should call it The Asquith - evidently because of the memorable year in which it would be opened. [Laughter]. Mr. Joy: "Such a name might be an evil omen." [Renewed laughter.] The Magistrates gave their assent to the proposed new title - The Waterloo Hotel."
"New Hotel"
Smethwick Telephone : April 4th 1908

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