NavigationHome Where is Gornal Local History Family History Gallery Old News We Need... Dialect 'its a loff aye it' Other Stuff Links About Us Contact Us
Landmarks ~ Churches ~ Pubs ~ Shops ~ Amenities ~ Dwellings ~ Events ~ Schools ~ Sports ~ Industrial ~ Transport ~ Families
~ Gallery - Pubs ~
~ Bell ~ Bricklayers Arms, Kent St. ~ Bricklayers Arms, Straits ~ Bull & Butcher ~ Cottage Spring ~ Cross Keys ~ Duke William ~
~ Hop and Barleycorn ~ Horse and Jockey ~ Horseshoe ~ Leopard ~ Limerick ~ Limerick (Kent St.) ~ Lion Hotel ~
~ New Inn ~ Pear Tree ~ The Queens Head ~ Spriggers Arms ~ Swan ~ White Chimneys ~ White Lion ~
~ Crown ~ Durham Ox ~ Five Ways ~ Good Intent ~ Green Dragon ~ Junction ~ Shakespeare ~ Straits House ~ Waggon & Horses ~
~ Black Bear ~ Britannia ~ Bulls Head ~ Bush ~ Fiddlers Arms ~ Five Ways (Himley Rd) ~ Forge ~ Fountain ~ Glynne Arms ~
~ Jolly Crispin ~ Meadow Lark ~ Miners Arms ~ Old Bulls Head ~ Old Mill ~ Red Cow ~ Red Lion ~ Spills Meadow ~ Woodman ~
The Red Lion
The Red Lion Inn.
Photo CDM 2014
The Red Lion, 11 Bank Road, [Abbey Road], Gornal Wood.
This mid-Victorian pub looks across the bus station in Abbey Road, the gable end of the building has a distinct cut-away look.
Thomas Malpass was nicknamed the 'Pokey Mon' or 'Pokey' and the locals often refered to the Red Lion as Pokey's.
He became much a local character because of his love for practical jokes.
Thomas Booth bought the Red Lion in 1935 and extended the brewery to help suppy his other licenced establishments around the Black Country, including the Crown, Ruiton.
Both Thomas Malpass and Thomas Booth issued brass tokens from the Red Lion.
Next door to the Red Lion, a toilet block was built.
Responsibility and maintenance for this was transferred from the brewery to Sedgley UDC in 1956.
The Public Convenience finally closed sometime around 2010 and remains closed.
1880, Edward Guest. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1890, Elizabeth Guest.
1891, Thomas Malpass. [Census]
1896-1904, Thomas Malpass. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1901, Thomas Malpass. [Census]
1911, Thomas Malpass, Publican aged 50. [Census]
1921-1924, Thomas Malpass, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1928-1931, William Jones.
1936-1940, Thomas Booth, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Origin of the pub name 'Red Lion'
This is currently the most popular pub name in Britain, with over 500 pubs so named.
this aye fur noggin yeds