Some history of the Talbot Inn on Newlands at Pershore in the County of Worcestershire
In the 21st century the location of The Talbot was No.52 Newlands, close to the junction of Head Street. However, although that is a very old structure, it is NOT the original tavern of this inn sign in Pershore. An earlier Talbot Inn traded in Broad Street, a few doors away from the Baptist Chapel. Even that public-house was not always known as the Talbot Inn but traded as the Dog Inn during the early Victorian period. However, it was called the Talbot Inn when listed in Pigot's Directory published in 1828. I have seen similar interchanging at other pubs with the Talbot inn sign. So, although there were two different properties trading as the Talbot Inn, I have bundled them together on the same page.
"The body of a young man named Henry Lawrence was one day last week casually discovered suspended from a tree in Tiddesley Wood,
near Pershore, being in a state of decomposition, and greatly mangled by the birds; the legs were tied, and it was evident that the unhappy man had climbed up to
the branch, sat upon it while he fastened his limbs, and then, placing the rope round his neck, and affixing the other end to the branch, have thrown himself from it.
The body was immediately conveyed to the Talbot, in Pershore. The inquest was held on Thursday before C. Best, Esq., and a respectable jury, who returned a
verdict to the effect that the deceased was "found hanging." It appears that the unfortunate man was from Hartill, Northamptonshire, and came into this
neighbourhood soon after the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway commenced, and had been employed on the line as plate-layer, but had lately been out of work.
During his residence here he had married a young widow, who stated on the inquest that they lived on very good terms together; but the general opinion of the
neighbours was quite the reverse of that, and it was known that they frequently quarrelled. The widow said that the deceased left home in very good spirits on the
28th of February, in search of work."
Worcester Journal : April 28th 1842 Page 3