Some history of the Travellers' Rest at Netherton in the county of Worcestershire.


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The Travellers' Rest stood on the south side of St. John's Street and, as can be seen on the map extract below dated 1855, was a short distance from the Bull's Head, a building that still stands in the 21st century. This makes it easy to determine the site of the long-lost The Travellers' Rest, a tavern that surrendered its licence just after the Second World War.

Netherton : Map showing the location of the Travellers' Rest on St. John's Street [1855]

This plan extract is part of Roper's Survey of Netherton in 1855 so the Ebenezer Chapel to the west of the Bull's Head has not been constructed. The stone on that surviving chapel is dated 1864. One of the myriad of passages went up alongside the Travellers' Rest, a tavern long since demolished.


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Atkinson's Etched Glass

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Licensees of the Travellers' Rest

1850 - William Birchill
1880 - Mary Birchill
1884 - Joseph Hartshorne
1906 - John Thomas Grafton
1913 - 1916 Frederick Henry Vaughan
1916 - 1920 Rose Vaughan
1920 - 1922 John Joseph Broadfield
1922 - 1926 Daniel Mason
1926 - 1931 Thomas Phillips
1931 - 1935 Esther Ann Phillips
1935 - 1936 Harry Bunce
1936 - Bert Southall
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Ansell's - The Better Beer

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Related Newspaper Articles

"We regret to announce the death of Mr. Daniel Mason, of the Highland Lassie, Flood Street, Dudley, which occurred on the 30th ultimo. Mr. Mason, through an accident in 1921, was forced to retire from the mining industry, and he became licensee of the Travellers' Rest at Netherton. Later he became the host of the Highland Laddie, a position he held for the last six years, during which time he gained the respect and admiration of all those around him. Deceased had been in ill-health for some time, but had been able to attend to his business until a fortnight before his death. The funeral took place on January 3rd at St. Andrew's, Netherton, the curate officiating."
"Death of Dudley Publican"
Dudley Chronicle : January 14th 1932 Page 4

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