Some history of the Board
This is the only reference I have come across for this public-house which remains something of a mystery.....
The entry in the 1829 Pigot's Directory simply lists Cradley. I wonder where it was located? And whatever happened to it? Or did it evolve into one of the other pubs of Cradley? Indeed, the pub's name offers few clues. The Board tended to display a blank signboard, indicating a public-house of no formal sign.
Phoebe Darby appears in a sale notice published in September 1833. The notice was advertising an auction to be held at her public-house called The Bush. However, in the aforementioned 1829 directory the Bush was kept by Edward Forrest so the two properties are not the same. So now I have a Phoebe Darby running two public-houses about which I know very little!
Licensees of this pub
1829 - Phoebe Darby
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
Have Your Say
If you would like to share any further information on the Board - perhaps your ancestors drank here in the past? Or had some link with a previous publican? Whatever the reason it would be great to hear of your stories or gossip. Simply send a message and I will post it here.