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Pubs Of The Past

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Hi all i think much later this building became Burlington Hall which housed our youth club which i went to when i was 14/15 years old it was good X
Looking at the unusual brickwork, I think you may be correct. Here is my photograph of Burlington Hall taken in the 1960s (the sign over the door says, 'Burlington Hall, Neighbourhood Centre'):

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Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Used to own a Vauxhall Viva, how old was "Burlington Hall", looks early 19th C.
Who was 'Burlington'? There was Burlington Street and Burlington School nearby. In Birmingham, there is the MacDonald Burlington Hotel (formerly The Midland Hotel) and there was a passage through it known as Burlington Passage (it split Hudson's Bookshop in two).
 

Carol Smith-Tavinor

proper brummie kid
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The Saddlers Arms used to be almost on the corner of Franchise Street but it was knocked down and cleared away to make room for the Birchfield Road Underpass.
This picture is the Saddlers Arms on Aldridge Road Perry Barr where it was rebuilt. The photo is from 1959.
stitcher
Hi Stitcher, I know it was forever ago that this came up but I have just got some newspaper cuttings about my Great Grandmother Emma E Williams whose father had The Boar's Head in Perry Barr and she went on to own/license The Parson & Clark and then back to The Boar's Head with her second husband John Foden. In the cuttings of 27th April 1895 it quotes Eliza Williams as being the Landlady of The Saddler's Arms, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr. This is the first time I have seen it mentioned and looked for old photos but can only come up with the 1950+ version in one of the forums. At the time it was said in the forum that this was a picture of the replacement pub and that "the other picture" was of The Saddlers Arms before.....am I going mad or is there another picture of the pub before, do you know? If so please can you point me towards it as my book on my GreatGran needs to be finished and she keeps coming up with surprises that keep me looking! Any help much appreciated, Thanks, Carol
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Hi Stitcher, I know it was forever ago that this came up but I have just got some newspaper cuttings about my Great Grandmother Emma E Williams whose father had The Boar's Head in Perry Barr and she went on to own/license The Parson & Clark and then back to The Boar's Head with her second husband John Foden. In the cuttings of 27th April 1895 it quotes Eliza Williams as being the Landlady of The Saddler's Arms, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr. This is the first time I have seen it mentioned and looked for old photos but can only come up with the 1950+ version in one of the forums. At the time it was said in the forum that this was a picture of the replacement pub and that "the other picture" was of The Saddlers Arms before.....am I going mad or is there another picture of the pub before, do you know? If so please can you point me towards it as my book on my GreatGran needs to be finished and she keeps coming up with surprises that keep me looking! Any help much appreciated, Thanks, Carol
Hi Carol

Stitcher is no longer a member of this forum, so a reply will not be possible.
 

Tony B

proper brummie kid
Very interesting thread on Burlington hall.... My memory of the building is vague, as I was only 8 or 9.. and living in Cowper street...
But later in my early twenties I was appointed caretaker of newtown community centre opposite the Barton arms by this time the hall had been demolished. How ever one of the groups using the centre was the ' Sons of Rest ... ' A very interesting elderly group especially after a few half's of beer .. They told me that the snooker table in the billiard room was taken out of Burlington Hall plus the brass slide scorers..
They taught me how to play three ball billiards, a very rare game nowadays... Also snooker.... These old boys was well into their seventies and always wore a shirt and tie and brylcreem !
It was a pleasure listening to their banter and not a swear word ...
I wonder if the table is still there ?
That could tell you some stories....
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi tony what lovely memories...thanks for sharing them...as for the billiard table still being around i have my doubts but it would be nice to try and find out..i have an idea that the community hall no longer exists and the swimming baths closed some time ago when i have time i will try and find out about the table

lyn
 

Rossbret 007

New Member
In the past two days I have discovered my great grandfather was landlord of the Old Sun Inn, Coleshill Street, Sutton Coldfield, before moving the The British Oak pub in Highgate. His father, my great great grandfather was landlord of the Duke Inn, Duke Street, Sutton Coldfield, which has remained much as it was in his time.
What was your Gt Grandfather name? Landlord of the Old Sun. I am researching its history
 

Oldun

knowlegable brummie
The Grand Turk
 

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NoddKD

master brummie
Does anyone remember the Pot o' Beer down by Aston Uni. Spent a few nights in there before going further into town.
Sure do. In my very limited time as a trainee electrician I helped install the electrics and lighting. Also saw all the victorian objects installed. If I remember correctly there was free or very cheap beer available for anyone working there. I was forbidden by my boss to partake as I was only 16.
Visited a couple of times when I got older,16½.:yum

Nodd K-D
 

OuterCircleBus

master brummie
I'm researching the history of Hurst Street at the moment and needless to say the pubs need special attention! Does anyone have any photographs, other information or memories regarding the Hurst Street pubs? Here is a list of the pubs that I know of - left & right assumes travelling south from Smallbrook Street/Queensway.

Left (East) Side

Cross Keys
Fox
Vine
Unicorn
Australian/Missing
Roebuck/Village

Right (West) Side
Empire/Crystal Palace
Old Rodney
Dog Inn
Criterion/Compass
Black Lion/Anchor
Gooch Arms
Forester’s Arms
 
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