A History of Brown Edge, a Staffordshire Moorlands Village

For a village so small it seems strange nowadays that it supported so many pubs. Somewhere on the village we even had a pub that was called “The Unhinging of Doors” a very strange name. Nobody knows where that was.  It will probably be on someones deeds somewhere.

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  1. my name is Colin Sheldon son of Sam Sheldon of Stein Fields farm broad lane brown edge my grandfarther was Samuel Sheldon son of my great grandfarther
    Richard Sheldon of the lump of coal brown edge

  2. Has anyone any information regarding John Thomas Willott also known as Tommy Hood I believe he sometimes used to sing in the Colliery Arms Pub. EX world WAR 1 SOLDIER , injured and used a wheel chair , to visit the pub. He lived in Hill Top Back Lane . died in 1934 age 33. buried in St Ann’s church .( wife Betty had 5children . Trying to piece together his short army record , and Past History ?

  3. The Lump of Coal. Richard Sheldon (1839-1928) was probably the longest serving landlord of any of the Brown Edge pubs. He was there from 1862 until 1909 when his son George took over. Not sure how long George was there but he died in 1934. His father-in-law (Basnett) was the licensee of the Rose and Crown at Stanley in the late 1800’s.

    1. Is the pub still there as my girlfriend is a Sheldon and it was her great great grandfather who you are speaking about in your message please email me thanks… Lee.

      1. I’m assuming that it was George that you were referring to. There is/was a Sheldon family tree on the Brown edge website which might be of interest but I have experienced difficulties in opening it recently. It might pay you to contact Pete turner.

  4. holly bush inn

    anyone remember my grandad maurice nixon married to ann holdcroft. he had 2 dogs when i was growing up blacky and prince who he often took to the pub. also the brown edge workmens club off greenfield ave.

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