Some history of the Darlington Arms on Darlington Street at Wolverhampton in Staffordshire
The Darlington Arms was first opened as a beer house and located on the south side of Darlington Street, a few doors down from the Methodist Church.
Dating from the early 1930s, this photograph shows the Darlington Arms in the livery of Atkinson's Brewery Ltd. of Aston in Birmingham. The entrance to the garage on the right was along Darlington Yard. Patrons could even have their vehicle serviced during their stay at the Darlington Arms.
More information on the Darlington Arms at Wolverhampton to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Darlington Arms 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 Darlington Arms. There is information on Wolverhampton Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"A young man named Martin Judge was brought up in custody, charged with assaulting Henry Gray. The complainant, a servant
at the Darlington Arms, stated that the defendant and others were in the house in question that evening, and as they used very bad language, Mr. Cartwright, the
landlord, requested them to leave. They refused to do so, and witness was sent for a constable. When returning from the police-station he met some of the men in
Darlington Street, and the defendant, who was with them, after speaking to witness, struck him in the mouth. Defendant admitted having struck the complainant, but
said the complainant first put his hands to strike him [defendant]. Sir John Morris said the defendant's conduct had been disgraceful, and he appeared
to belong to that class of young men who were going about with a determination to create a disturbance if possible. He was fined 20s. and costs. A charge against
Judge, of refusing to quit the Darlington Arms when requested to do so, was dismissed in consequence of the non-appearance of Mr. Cartwright, with whom rested
the proof of the offence."
"Assault in Darlington Street"
Express and Star : September 15th 1875 Page 3