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The Cross Keys
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1842: Worcestershire Chronicle, June 15.
The Cross Keys, 33 Ruiton Street.
This public house dates to the early part of the nineteenth century.
This section of Ruiton Street was well represented with the Waggon & Horses and The Miners Arms only a crawl away.
The Cross Keys closed in 1999, and was demolished in 2001 to make way for a small housing development which now occupies the site.
Thomas Bate was the publican from 1888 until his death in 1931, after which his youngest son Thomas 'Howard' Bate ran the pub 'till 1935. Thank you David Bate, Pembrokeshire for sharing his family information. See here
1846 Sale, Wolverhampton Chronicle 18 February.
Brass token c1930s.
Brass tokens were issued by the Cross Keys bearing the name 'MASON' which dates to the late 1930's or 1940s when Mary Ann Mason was landlady.
1834, Richard Bradley. [Whites Directory]
1842, William Cartwright. (Old Cross Keys) [Pigots Directory]
1846, John Baker.
1850, Joshua Baker. [Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffs. & Worcs.]
1855, Joseph Baker.
1858, Mrs. Hassell.
1859, Benjamin Bradley.
1860, Joseph Gilbert, licence transfer from Benjamin Bradley.
1861, Joseph Gilbert. [Harrod's Directory]
1862, John Price.
1871, James Hartill, (b1828) [Census].
1881, James Hartill, age 54, occupation licensed victualler. [Census]
1888, Thomas Bate. (Son-in law of James Hartill) [David Bate]
1911, Thomas Bate, age 57, occupation licensed victualler. [Census]
1931-1935, Thomas 'Howard' Bate. [David Bate]
1936, Arthur Fieldhouse. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1937, Arthur Fieldhouse, licensed vicualler. [London Gazette, 11 June 1937]
1939, Mary A. Mason. [Register]
1940, Mrs Mary A. Mason. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
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