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The Green Dragon
The Green Dragon, Kent Street, Upper Gornal.
The pub seems to have been established around 1830, it was closed in the 1990s and converted into an Indian restaurant.
TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS REWARD.Whereas some malicious and evil disposed person or persons did, on or about the 17th day December instant, POISON a valuable brown and white Greyhound DOG, called Waterloo, the property of a gentleman in the immediate neighbourhood, and kept at the Green Dragon Inn, Gornall: whoever will give such information as to lead to the discovery of the person or persons guilty of the said offence shall, on application to the said John Cartwright, receive the above payment.
Gornall, December 28, 1841.
Situated at the busy junction of Eve Lane and Jews Lane with the Dudley to Wolverhampton road, the pub has always been a landmark for directions into Gornal via Jews Lane.
The main Wolverhampton to Dudley road served as a trolley bus route with a turning circle for the buses opposite the Green Dragon.
1835, John Cartwright. [Whites Directory]
1842, John Cartwright. [Pigots Directory]
1850, John Cartwright. [Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire & Worcestershire]
1851, John Cartwright, victualler, maltster and hop dealer [Melville & Co.'s Directory of Wolverhampton]
1860, Richard cartwright.
1865, Richard cartwright. [Jones Mercantile Directory]
1868, Joseph Wellings, (& blacksmith). [P.O. Directory]
1880, John Peacock, & builder. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1881, John Peacock, age 64, occupation victualler & builder. [Census]
1896-1904, John Waterfield. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1911, Rachel Westwood. Licensed victualler age 42. [Census]
Rachel's husband William Henry Westwood was noted in the same household as Brewer, aged 32.1912, Mrs Rachel Westwood. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1916, Joseph W. Homer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1921, Sarah Homer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1924, Frederick John Gash. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1928, Edward S. Kimberley. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1936, Howard Smith. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1939, Howard Smith, b 25 October 1897. [Register]
1940, Howard Smith. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
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