Explosion in Anti-corrosive and Percussion Cap Manufactory

Graham Street (June 1862) Funeral of Brothers Richard and Thomas Simcox Walker ‘The remains of Messrs Richard and Thomas Simcox Walker, who perished in the explosion in the Graham Street works of R. Walker’s, were yesterday consigned to the family vault in the old Cemetery in Key Hill. The mournful event caused a large number of people (500 or More...

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Alleged Ill Usage of a Wife by her Husband

(Birmingham Daily Post April 29 1858) ‘The neighbourhood of Icknield Street and the Sand Pits was the scene of much excitement during the whole of yesterday, arising out of the following melancholy ocurrence: A More...

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Burial of The Suicide – Disgraceful Proceedings at the Grave

(Morning Chronicle May 4 1858) ‘The remains of the woman Talbot, upon whose body an inquest was held on Friday last, were conveyed to the Church of England Cemetery on Sunday afternoon for internment. Considerable More...

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Fire Mr Lucas – Vyse Street

(Daily Argus. February 27 1892) At about 10.30 last night a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Lucas, Jeweller, Vyse Street. The superintendent with the brigade attended and extinguished the fire in about half More...

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Singular Accident

(Birmingham Mail. September 16 1874) Mr. Lichfield Watton Sutcliffe, of Great Hampton Street, varnish manufacturer, etc., who carried on busines in the name of his father, the late Isherwood Sutcliffe, was seriously More...

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Shocking Machinery Accident

(Birmingham Mail. October 5 1872) An inquest was held yesterday before Dr.J. Birt Davies, on the body of Edward Dale (14), nut and bolt worker, whose parents live at 2, Victoria Court, Lower Camden Street. The deceased More...

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Brave Rescue of Children by Their Parents

(Birmingham Mail. February 5 1874) About four o’clock this morning Mr George Lurwell, a wood carver, who resides in Ladypool Lane, was awakened by a suffocating smell of smoke. He got out of bed and found that More...

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Fire at Hazelwood and Dent

A fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning at the engineering premises of Messrs. Hazlewood and Dent, of 88-90, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham. The damage to the engineering shops was severe. Several More...

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Robbery of Jewellery

Published by Birmingham Mercury 5th June 1886 A portion of the jewellery stolen from Mr. Lucas, of the firm of Acott, Payton, and Co., Vyse Street, Birmingham, was discovered at a public-house in Somers Town, London, More...

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The Last – Last Drop!

The real place where the last public hanging took place was commemorated by the Birmingham Civic Society in late 2007 with an appropriate brass plaque at the junction of Great Charles Street, Snow Hill and Bath More...