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The Five Ways Inn
The Five ways Inn, 375 (27) Himley Road, Gornal Wood.
The Five Ways Inn
photo 2015
Also known as the "Widas" (Widow's).
The pub stands at the busy five ways junction on the Himley to Dudley Road where Bull Street and Redhall Road lead into Gornal.
Not to be confused with the like named Five Ways in Lower Gornal.
Around 2016 the ground floor of the adjoining property on the corner of Cinder Road which was previously a shop premises, was integrated into the pub layout to provide extra function space.
Still licensed.
1871, Richard Marsh. (b1831).[Census]
1881, Richard Marsh, age 50, occupation publican. [Census]
1891, Richard Marsh. [Census]
1901, Emily H. Marsh, widow, age 37, publican. [Census]
1909, - Marsh.
1911, Emily Hodgetts Marsh, widow aged 45, beerhouse keeper. [Census]
Emily was daughter-in-law to Richard Marsh.
1924-1928, Emily H. Marsh, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1921, William Heath? or other five Ways?
1936-1940, William S. McGill. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1939, William Samuel McGill, licensed victualler. [Register]