Yes Lynn is correct the one i have mentioned is in fact the corner of newtown row and cecil street
And this was the original one i beleive to be the original
the original one in 1901 and with george and flora stokes were the keepers of the pub in 1901 according to the cenus
The rest of the family consisted of a son george junior and two daughters
Alice eight, and Ada three ]
The mother named may, was later born in1908, and another daughter Elsie in1903
they subseqently moved to take over the cross guns pub on the corner of summer lane and frankfort st,
Getting back to the marquis of lorne , i understand it was a large elegant building from the out side
My i add the marquis of lorne was the eldest son of the duke of argyle and married
Princess Louise caroline Alberta,
A daughter of queen victoria.
He became govenor general of canada , in the later nineteeth century and in 1882 named the province
Of Alberta , after his wife, she is also recalled in short , Lousise Lorne road in
Moseley between the Alcester road and Trafalgar road ,
Best wishes to you all Astonian,,,, Alan,,,
i had a pint or two in this pub , was a real beauty...I lived in the Marquis of Lorne (Aston) for a few years in the late 1950's and attach a photo of my dad's pub, at a higher resolution than that posted above. The Marquis of Lorne stood on the corner of Cecil Street and New Town Row in Aston, sadly since demolished. The pub was an architectural gem and would be a listed building now, featuring extensive and finely detailed terracotta.
My dad had a series of Ford Zodiacs and in this photo there's one parked right outside the rear gate where he used to park his car... so I'm claiming this as a photo of his car/pub when we were in residence. My bedroom was in the top left dormer window. You can also see a strange shanty, like a three storey cantilevered garden shed to the rear of the pub, but not part of it. I well remember this collapsing one day and showering our pub with dust and dirt. All the glasses had to be washed. It looks about ready to collapse in the photo. They don't build them like they used to!
This was the venue for the infamous Irish riot my dad caused. The pub had two function rooms, one upstairs behind the Marquis of Lorne signage and another, smaller room downstairs. He was approached by an Irish family to cater in the upstairs room for a wedding. At the same time he agreed to host a wake for a deceased Irishman in the downstairs room. My dad clearly was unaware of Irish religious politics, for one party was Catholic and the other party was Protestant. You can imagine the result. The pub had to close the next day awaiting a delivery of new glasses. It took that day for a team of cleaners to put the place back together and I was always puzzled by the lack of bar stools from that day forward.
My dad's ex police dog, an Alsatian named Rosa, saved my life in this pub! I was asleep upstairs with parents working in the pub two floor below. A gas leak developed and Rosa, smelling danger, ran downstairs barking furiously. Luckily my parents responded and got me out to fresh air. I spent a night in hospital which I hated, and remember lying to the doctor that I felt perfectly well. He discharged me, and I returned home with an enormous yet secret headache which took days to clear.
Ahhh, I can still smell the stale beer and cigarette smoke I grew up with. The sound of some drunk, in the bar downstairs, playing an accordion to a cats chorus of inebriates most night is also etched in my memory. Sometimes the [email protected]@er bought in his bagpipes!
Hi all. Im just doing my family tree and my relatives ran this pub in the 1880s there name was alfred and sarah ann ansell and sarahs soster alice was barmaind alice bicknell they ran the marqius of lomeHi guys here is a couple of old boozers for you
picture number 1 ,
picture number 2
cross guns on the corner of summer lane and frankfort st
And The marqius of Lorne taken in the 1950