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Here is what we think is the only comprehensive record of pubs and beerhouses within the Coventry city boundaries going back as far as available records allow. This is an ongoing project so contributions, corrections or additions to this archive, especially anecdotes, photos and media are most welcome. Feel free to contact us for a pint and a chat anytime.

The Foresters Arms

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NAME FORESTERS ARMS
ADDRESS 76 RAGLAN STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 4 and 6 RAGLAN STREET
This name is a reference to the Ancient Order of Foresters, a large friendly society with lodges, called 'court', in the USA and Britain

In 1984 it was described as 'a triangular shaped pub that comes to a point at the junction of Raglan Street, Alma Street and Lower Ford Street'. It had a twin pub on the same juction, the CANTERBURY ARMS shown as simply "P.H." below the Foresters on the map below.
Known Licensees are;
1868 - 1871 Joseph Poole watch engraver and licensed victualler
1874 J. Bills
1879 Joseph Ashley
1881 - 1891 Joseph Athersuch
1893 - 1896 J. W. Witherley
1903 - 1913 Arthur H. Liquorish
1919 - 1932 Thomas Edward Hands
1933 - 1940 Mrs E. J. Hands
1984 Sid Birch
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Dict PN A reference to the Ancient Order of Foresters, a large friendly society with lodges, called ' courts ', in te U.S. and Britain.

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 FORESTERS ARMS, Raglan Street Alehouse
Owner : Andrew Sumner & Henry Wilford, Smithford Street
later Marston & Sons Ltd, Burton on Trent
Licensee : Andrew Sumner
7.11.1878 TOL to Jospeh Edmonds
1.5.1879 TOL to Joseph Athersuch
22.5.1890 TOL to Thomas Purcell
4.12.1890 TOL to George Statham
29.10.1891 TOL to John William Witherley
13.3.1899 fined 10/- & costs 12/6 failing to admit Constable

1887 COC P56 Cov Times Inn signs

DYKC P:36 Q12 Photo

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1906 OS Map

c1960 COCIP P186 Photo

1977 WRAG1

1979 WRAG2 Friendly, good local

1982 WRAG3 Odd shaped pub at road junction

1984 Pubscrawl 91 A triangular shaped pub that comes to a point at the junction of Raglan Street, Alma Street and Lower Ford Street in the Hillfields district of Coventry.

........the cosy snug on the other side of the passageway, recently renovated in pine pannelling.

LICENSEES

23.11.1868 Lantern Joseph Poole

1871 Census Joseph Poole 35 yo watch engraver & licensed victualler b

1874 C&B J. Bills [ Coventry m Mary Ann, 33 & 1s, 1 sisiter-in-law
1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 Andrew Sumner
1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 Jospeh Edmonds
1879 LJ Vol 1 P43 Jospeh Edmonds
1879 LJ Vol 1 P43 Joseph Athersuch
1879 Stevens Joseph Ashley ( is this a mistake for Athersuch ? )

1881 C&B Joseph Athersuch

1886 C&B Joseph Athersuch

1890/91 R&G Joseph Athersuch
1890 LJ Vol 1 P43 Joseph Athersuch
1890 LJ Vol 1 P43 Thomas Purcell
1890 LJ Vol 1 P43 George Statham
1891 LJ Vol 1 P43 George Statham
1891 LJ Vol 1 P43 John William Witherley
1893 Reporter J. Witherley

1894 R&G J. W. Witherley

1896 R&G J. W. Witherley

ACTC 1 J. W. Witherley

1903 R&G Arthur H. Liquorish

1905 R&G Arthur H. Liquorish

1909 R&G Arthur H. Liquorish

1911/12 Spennell A. H. Liquorish

1912/13 Spennell A. H. Liquorish

1919 Spennell Thomas Edward Hands

1921/22 Spennell Thomas Edward Hands

1924 P. James Thomas Edward Hands

1926/27 P. James Thomas Edward Hands

1929 P. James Thomas Edward Hands

1931/32 P. James Thomas Edward Hands

1933/34 P. James Mrs E. J. Hands

1935/36 P. James Mrs E. J. Hands

1937/38 P. James Mrs E. J. Hands

1939/40 P. James Mrs E. J. Hands

1984 Pubscrawl 91 Sid Birch ( ex Rising Sun, Bedworth )

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 Andrew Sumner & Henry Wilford, Smithford Street
later LJ Vol 1 P43 Marston & Sons Ltd, Burton on Trent
1898 LJ Vol 1 P43 Marston & Sons Ltd, Burton on Trent

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