History of the New Inn at Halesowen in the county of Worcestershire.

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Some history of the New Inn

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Halesowen : The New Inn [1955]

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Licensees of this pub

1851 - George Granger
1861 - John Brearley
1863 - Walter C. Birch
1865 - Amos Goode
1876 - Giles Melley
1882 - John Roberts
1884 - John Webb
1890 - Mrs. Doris Williams
1891 - Mrs. Agnes Greenway
1901 - John Roberts
1911 - Frederick Williams
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"On Monday last, being the anniversary of the battle of Inkermann, as well the notable 5th of November, the town of Halesowen was all alive with loyal and patriotic zeal. The bells were in full exercise, bonfires and fireworks in the ascendant, while last but most important was a public gathering of the gentry of the neighbourhood, who assembled in strong muster at the New Inn to commemorate the fall of Sebastopol, and the ever to be remembered battle of Inkermann. No sooner had Mr. Granger, the spirited proprietor of this well-known hostelrie, notified his intention to hold a public dinner there, than his thorough capability of carrying out such a festivity ensured him the cordial support of his numerous friends. We were therefore in nowise surprised to see his commodious and comfortable room completely filled on the occasion. The chair was taken by Jeston Homfray, Esq., supported on the right by the Ven. Archdeacon Hone, and the left by Dr. Dixon, LL.D. Tbe vice-chair was taken by George Thompson, Esq., having on his right E. Gem, and E. Moore, Esqrs., and on the left D. Homfray, and Noah Hingley, Esqrs. The character of previous dinners here having placed the landlord in the foremost rank as a distinguished and successful caterer, it would sufficient to say that in this instance he fully maintained his well-earned reputation. The viands were varied enough to please every taste, the quality such as left the most fastidious epicure no room to propose an amendment, and the cookery of the good things was faultless. Turbot and game, fowl and flesh, were in profusion, and served up as hot as could desired, with pastry and jellies in due proportion. The dessert was ample, and embraced all seasonable fruits. As to the wines they were, as might expected, of first-rate quality. There was also sufficient number of attentive waiters, who, under the supervision of the active and obliging landlord, promptly supplied all the wants of the numerous guests. Rarely indeed is a public dinner carried on in all its details so satisfactorily, or the enjoyment of the guests manifestly complete, on the present occasion. Grace having been said by the Ven. Archdeacon, the company proceeded to do full justice to the good things provided. Among those present, in addition to the gentlemen already named, were Thomas Wood, Esq., J. G. Walker, Esq., A. Wright, Esq., G. Granger, Esq., B. Trewolla, Esq., Messrs. J. Cartwright, R. Barney, W. Adams, B. Penney, T. Price, T. Howell, B. Hingley, S. Hingley, E. Thompson, J. Homer, A. H. Cole, W. H. Best, W. Round, W. H. Merrick, etc. The cloth being removed, tbe speaking commenced, and the nature of this gathering being emphatically patriotic, what is usually denominated the loyal toasts were the toasts of the evening. In proposing them the speakers broke through the tame manner in which they are generally treated when they are merely observed as a matter of routine, and thus the subjects which are thought to worn threadbare were dressed up in a fashion which made them appear new and interesting. We regret that want of space prevents us giving more than a bare outline of them. The Chairman giving "The Queen," to the twofold historical importance of the day, hitherto regarded as memorable by the frustration of a scheme to uproot Protestantism and make way for another power, but now rendered illustrious in the annals of the country by the abortive attempt of the Russians at Inkermann, with an overwhelming force, to subdue, if not to annihilate the British army. It might therefore be considered a day on which we had been twice saved from foreign aggression. Although the people generally had been severely taxed to support the present war no murmuring was heard, the country was never so united and so free from disturbance as at present. This was doubtless owing in some measure to the popularity of the war, and the general conviction that it was a struggle for right and justice. Yet he thought it was also attributable to the great influence which the Queen exercised over her subjects. A power which she had acquired, not so much from her mere claim as a sovereign as from the many noble virtues she had displayed, and which endeared her to her subjects. This feeling of loyalty gave unity to the nation, and as a consequence, infused greater energy into the war. This toast being enthusiastically received, was followed by "the Emperor of the French." It was a remarkable toast to give in England, and this great revolution of national feeling was in a great measure owing to a remarkable man, whose conduct had tended so happily to produce a good feeling in a short time where discord and hatred had existed for centuries. France seemed to have forgotten Waterloo and England to have forgiven the national debt which had been incurred by fighting against Napoleon I. He thought that the conduct of the present Emperor proved him to be the most powerful and sagacious monarch in the world. Though laughed at when he first assumed the Imperial title, it might now be seen that he was the first military genius of the age. The floating batteries which were ridiculed at first, but which recent experiments have proved to be invulnerable, were his invention. When he laid hold of the Imperial throne he refused to coalesce with Russia, but cultivated at once a friendship with England, and his conduct since was in striking contrast with the truckling of Austria, the indecision of Prussia, and the vacillation of the other German states. These, instead of engaging in the war, were looking to the end of it for the purpose coming in with the winner to share the spoil....."
"Public Dinner at the New Inn"
Worcestershire Chronicle : November 7th 1855 Page 2

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