Some history of The Barrel on Wolverhampton Street at Walsall in Staffordshire


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The Barrel stood on the south side of Wolverhampton Street and, in later years, stood opposite the Savoy Cinema.

Wolverhampton : The Barrel on Wolverhampton Street [c.1932]

Dating from the early 1930s, this photograph shows The Barrel in the livery of Atkinson's Brewery Ltd. of Aston in Birmingham. The etched glass and lantern were particularly good features. A large passage to a rear yard can be seen, to the right of which was a newsagent's shop. The licensee at this time was John Loynes.

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More information on The Barrel at Walsall to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to The Barrel 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 Barrel. There is information on Walsall Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

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Licensees of The Barrel

1886 - 1888 Richard Harper
1888 - 1890 Henry Reynolds
1890 - 1895 Joseph Stackhouse
1895 - 1904 John Bullus Beesley
1904 - 1908 Alfred Toon
1908 - 1919 Harriet Annie Toon
1919 - 1920 Frank William Roberts
1920 - 1922 Alfred Lee
1922 - 1928 John Cockbill
1928 - 1933 John Henry Loynes
1933 - 1937 Arthur Sheldon
1937 - 1938 Walter Moore
1938 - 1944 Sidney Dyde
1944 - 1946 Sarah Lines
1946 - 1949 Bert Lines
1949 - 1951 Fred Day
1951 - 1958 John Cowan
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Atkinson's Triple A

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Related Newspaper Articles

"John Warrilow was charged with having, on Monday last, assaulted Edward Davies. It appeared that the complainant and defendant who had been companions for fifteen years, and who had been bedfellows for a considerable portion of the time, had quarrelled about some report which defendant suspected complainant of having originated, and on the night in question they met at the Barrel public-house, Wolverhampton Lane, where a club of which they are both members, holds its meetings, when defendant accused complainant of raising the report, and then spit in his face. After the business of the club was disposed of, they went to a barber's shop in Stafford Street, for the purpose of ascertaining the origin of the report; but the barber not being at home, they commenced quarrelling, when defendant spat in the face of complainant, who returned the compliment. Thereupon defendant struck complainant and knocked him down three times. The Bench, after hearing the evidence, sentenced the defendant to pay a fine of £2s. 6d. and costs, or in default to be imprisoned for fourteen days. In the case Mr. Ebsworth appeared for the defendant."
"Guildhall Police Court"
Walsall Free Press and General Advertiser
February 28th 1863 Page 4

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