The Prodigal Brummie
Midlands Today featured a pub in Handsworth about to be sold. I didn't catch it's name, can anyone identify it?
1868 Kelly's lists a John Downes at the Red Lion Soho Street, Handsworth. Is this the name over the door in this photo?Is this the predecessor to the existing (albeit run-down) Red Lion Inn on Soho Road ? This card is for sale on eBay, no date given. The sign above the door seems to say the Red Lion Inn and underneath it “John .....” Perhaps we can bring to light some of the information in the late Peter Walker’s post #5.
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