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The prominent feature was The Red Lion converted into a private house for Mrs Vaughton and her son Robert, who had Dr Lakin's present dining room as a billiard room; since divided for shops; now shoe shop, Post Office, and Stationers in 1862.


The Post Office was at The Three Tuns kept by Richard Smith; Harry Smith, then 11 yrs old was letter carrier as far as Aston Brook - no office between Sutton and Birmingham, at this time The Sheffield Mail brought letters at 10 am; back at from Birmingham. From Liverpool Manchester and Lichfield, the Liverpool Coach; the bag being thrown into the window at 4 am.

Charles Smith