History and Information on Alvechurch in the County of Worcestershire.


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Alvechurch Pubs

Some history of Alvechurch

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Much excitement was raised in the quiet village of Alvechurch, on Wednesday morning, by the announcement that crimes of this character had been committed during the night. The facts it turned out, were as follows: About one o'clock that morning an old gentleman, who lives at Milbank Cottage, was awakened by a noise downstairs, and going to the stair head, he saw some men at the foot with a light. He quickly retreated to his room, and locked the door, but before he could open the window and raise an alarm, his door was broken open, a pistol was held to his head, and threats to kill him if he made the least noise were used. Three men with masks on their faces were in his room. They demanded his money, and he gave them £7 in gold and silver. Then they demanded his plate, and took a watch, ten silver tea spoons, a few other spoons, together with a bottle of brandy. They then warned him not to stir for an hour and a half, or they would come back and kill him. Mr. Rodin's wife who has been an invalid for many years, sleeps on the ground floor with a housekeeper, and these are the only inmates. The burglars went to them before ascending the stairs, and kept them quiet by threats and showing the pistol. It was discovered during the morning that the church had been broken into, the wine kept there drunk [except a small quantity which was left in a bottle in the porch], and attempts made to force the iron safe. This they failed to do, but injured the lock a good deal. The booty they doubtless expected - the plate - was not there. No doubt is entertained that both offences were committed by the same scoundrels. The mask worn by one of the fellows was found in the garden, and a bludgeon was left in the house. The police are on the look-out."
"Burglary With Threats of Violence and Sacrilege"
Birmingham Journal : November 6th 1858 Page 7

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