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Drum and Monkey, Ted Pitts Lane, Allesley

Drum Monkey This was an inn until 1878 when it became a private dwelling. It is thought to date back as far as 1683. The name is said to be a reference to the travelling showmen who toured the country with a monkey that performed tricks on a drum. I have also heard it said that it refers to the powder drum and powder monkey on ancient battle ships. Just one entry here. In the 1851 census there are no matching records but in 1861 John Faulconbridge is 65, a publican at Hawkes End. His son, also John, is a carpenter. In 1871 John Faulconbridge, 35, is a silk dyer at the Drum and Monkey public house.

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1861 John Falconbridge senior 1871 John Falconbridge junior
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