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Chris woolly bear

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The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:57:24 PM »
Hi I have just joined and I'm looking for old photo of the Justice Inn that was at 86 Great Russell St
This for family history as my Great great  grandfather used to run it in the 1880's
Also If anyone could tell me when it was demolished as I see great Russell Stt is no more thanks for help
Chris

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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 06:42:21 PM »
Hi Chris
 
Welcome to the forum, I'm afraid this is the best photo of the Justice Inn that I have. I'm afraid I don't know when it closed but I will try to find out for you.
 
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Chris woolly bear

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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 01:55:46 PM »
Thanks very much Phil
judging from the photo still open in early 60's
I did't realise it was on corner with another road do you know which one?
Many Thanks
Chris

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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 02:43:53 PM »
Chris
 
No problem mate, The Justice was at the junction of Frankfort St, you can see it here on the middle left of this map. I will ask a local that I know when it was demolished.
 
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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 07:28:03 PM »
Chris
 
I have just spoken with Lyn, and she gave me this much better photo of The justice Inn. She says this was taken in 1961 and there were no signs of the demolition crews at that time. It must have been toward the mid 60's when they cleared the street,
 
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Chris woolly bear

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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 02:35:14 PM »
Phil
Tremendous thanks for the map and now the very clear photo just what I wanted
Thought it was early 60's due to the cars present Thank Lyn for me
Have looked though your streets of Birmingham great
What a collection you must have
Thanks again
Chris

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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 03:28:43 AM »
Hi, I see from this thread that at 86 Great Russell Street was the Justice Inn.  Could you help with the name of the premises at 85 Great Russell Street, please?  I see from the 1871 Census that the occupant's trade was 'Beerhouse Keeper.'

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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 09:26:10 AM »
Hi Bigwheel,
 
Welcome to you, all I can tell you is that until 1912 at least No 85 was listed as a beer retailer. This could mean it was either an outdoor (offsales) or a beer house. An often unnamed pub that was only licenced to sell beer.
By 1937 it wasn't listed at all and by 1950 the whole corner 83, 84 & 85 had become a sheet metal works.
 
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Re: The Justice Inn Great Russell St.
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 02:09:12 PM »
Thanks for the information Phil.  Two of my great-grandfather's brothers moved from Somerset to Birmingham with their families c.1880 so I'm looking for photographic evidence of their living/work places.