I received a comment last week from reader Kylie who was interested in The George and Dragon in Clayhanger at the turn of the last century. She asked:
I’m interested in any history about the george and dragon pub as in 1901, one of my ancestors owned it, Arthur Henry Poxon.
Struggling to find anything.
Help would be appreciated…
Thanks in advance.
Reader [Howmuch?] has turned up a few good newspaper articles from the time, including the one below, which mentions the Poxons. I’m kind of hoping Paul Ford of Walsall Local History Centre is reading this and can offer a little help. Any contributions gratefully received, thanks.
Pelsall & District Miners Union.- In connection with No. 6 Lodge, a Supper was held at the George & Dragon, Clayhanger, on Saturday evening last, when upwards of 100 sat down to a good meal, provided by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Poxon. After supper short speeches were given by Ben Dean, J.P., agent, and Thos. Roe, financial secretary. A presentation was made to the late secretary of the Lodge, Edward Instone, which took the form of a Gold Albert Chain. The rest of the evening was spent in a convivial manner, and was brought to a close by the singing of “The Anchor’s Weighed” by the company.