Broom Throwing at Castle Bromwich

Coventry Standard Friday 14 May 1915   BROOM THROWING AT CASTLE BROMWICH Rupert Rushton, carter Bucklands End, Castle Bromwich, was summoned Ellen L. Barnes, also of Bucklands End, for common assault on April 30th. The defendant pleaded not guilty. Mr. H. Willison (Messrs. J. Baker and Co., Birmingham) appeared for the complainant. The complainant said the defendant lived next door to her....
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Kind Hearted Cubs Volunteer in Graveyard

A massive thank you to the Cubs who volunteered in the graveyard on Friday night. Not only did they donate their time, but they had also managed to persuade Aldi to donate some plants. Thanks to their efforts the graves at the front of the graveyard are looking a lot...
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Farm Raid at Castle Bromwich – 1943

Evening Despatch Wednesday 18 August 1943   FARM “RAID” AT CASTLE BROMWICH Boys crowd out Juvenile Court –  BIRMINGHAM’S Juvenile Court was found to be too small to accommodate the 34 boys, aged between nine and 16 years, who appeared there to-day for trespassing on farm lands at Castle Bromwich. Each boy was accompanied by a parent, some mothers carrying babies in arms. It was...
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The Evils of “Treating”

Birmingham Mail – Thursday 01 April 1915 THE EVILS OF TREATING. SOLDIER’S STORY OF TRAIN FATALITY CASTLE BROMWICH A tragic story of the evils of treating was told at Leicester yesterday, when a soldier was remanded on a charge drunkenness. The Chief Constable said defendant was discharged from hospital Birmingham on Saturday. He stated he was treated to drinks by friends and bought a...
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A Sad Case

Coventry Standard – Friday o8 December 1916   A SAD CASE. Alice Hackett (17), munitions worker, and formerly residing The Green, Castle Bromwich, was charged with stealing two lady’s blouses and nine pocket handkerchiefs, value 17s. from a clothes-line at Castle Bromwich. Elizabeth Jones, wife of William Jones. foreman bricklayer. Castle Bromwich, said Tuesday, November 7th. she was...
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MURDEROUS OUTRAGE ON A FARM LABOURER AT CASTLE BROMWICH

How many times have we heard, “This wouldn’t have happened in my day”? Whilst researching for our “Stories Behind the Headstones” project we came across plenty of evidence to suggest that anti-social behaviour goes back far further than any of us would imagine. Today, we’re sharing this story from 1872. Birmingham Daily Post – Thursday 05 September 1872...
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