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Pub called the Bird in Hand norton street/devonshire street, 1911

mapa61

Brummie babby
Hi
I am looking for details regarding my great grandfather William Henry Brown, he managed that pub in 1911, according to the 1911 census,
Any one with further details or a odd pic, I would really appreciate it. Mark
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi mark as the title of your thread suggests i take it it was on the corner of devonshire and norton st?

lyn
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
William first appears at that address as landlord in the 1904 Kellys. It is a different landlord in the 1903 edition. He is still there in the 1915 edition, but has left by the 1921 edition. AS these dates are publication dates and therefore refer to year before, it can be said that William was landlord there from 1903 till at least 1914, but had gone by 1921. there are no surviving building around there, but possibly a member has a photo. Below is a map showing the position of the pub in red

map showing position of bird in hand pub.22 norton st.jpg
 

mapa61

Brummie babby
Thanks for the reply, I believe it was 23 Norton street and owned by the holt Brewery, He went to manage the Queen Adelaide inn, hospital street in 1915.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
It is labelled 22 Norton st in the Kellys I looked at,. Double frontages (ie say 22-23) could be labelled as either or as both, but both Kellys and this c1950 map show that no 23 was on the opposite side of the junction
map c1950 showing 22 & 23 Norton St.jpg
 

mapa61

Brummie babby
I looked at the Birmingham rates list and it is addressed as 23 Norton street, but many thanks for looking
 

mapa61

Brummie babby
Have you looked at the website maps.nls.uk you can place old maps over today's maps and see the change over the years,
 
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