A Nuisance on Henry Street

This letter to the editor featured in Birmingham Daily Post on September 9th, 1859

A Nuisance
To the Editor of the Daily Post

Sir,- Will you oblige me, on behalf of several of my neighbours, by giving publicity to the following most intolerable nuisance: Every day, but far worse on Saturday, the occupants of houses situated on the corner of Heneage and Henry Streets are greatly annoyed by parties in in the next yard in Henry Street flying their pigeons and throwing stones, potatoes &c., upon the roofs above houses, which fall into the first named yard with destructive effect upon windows &c.,  and render it very dangerous for children walking in the yard, and adults too; when if any remonstrance is made by the neighbours they only receive abusive language for their interference.  Can you, Mr. Editor, or any of your correspondents enlighten me as to what I or any of my neighbours can do for the suppression of this nuisance which becomes more and more unbearable and oblige,
Sir,
faithfully yours,
Henry Street

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One thought on “A Nuisance on Henry Street

  1. The nightmare on Henry Street never really went away. The sparrows have always coughed around there!

    They plonked the Railway Wharf and the Corporation Gasworks at the end of the Street. Then a great LMSR Goods Shed, and then, just when we thought it was safe we were all polluted by the biggest interchange of motorways in Europe.

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