Tudor House (formerly The Angel Inn)

Tudor House was purpose built in the 17th century as a coaching inn, The Angel, to serve the Ludlow to London route. In 1691 the innkeeper was William Willis. The Inn later become a private residence and its name was changed to Tudor House.

Tudor House, Broadway
Tudor House, High Street, Broadway

 

Residents of Tudor House have included:

  • William Willis (innkeeper).
  • In the late 1800s: Plaxton Samuel Carless until his death in 1892 when the house was sold by auction on 27 September 1892.
  • As tenants from 1899 to 1907: Captain John William ‘James’ Rodgers ( Rogers) (1844-1907) and Mrs Rodgers. Also of Fromore, The Lickey, Bromsgrove and formerly of Liverpool. Capt Rodgers was a master mariner and later a part proprietor of The Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham.
  • 1907 to 1910: Mr & Mrs Benjamin Chandler
  • Sir Richard Amphlett Lamb & Mrs Katrina Lamb
  • Mr G.B. Hudson
  • Mrs Arthur
  • Mr Frederick George Wells
  • Mr Henry W. Keil – for 80 years it was the headquarters of H.W. Keil Ltd.

Tudor House has been extended and adapted over the years but still retains many of its original features and architectural flourishes reflecting trends of the passing eras. Since 2013 it has been home to Broadway Museum and Art Gallery.

Tudor House, Broadway
Tudor House, High Street, Broadway (formerly the Angel Inn)

Next Meeting: Monday 16th September – The Old Coaching Routes across the North Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham

The Fish Inn is located at the top of Fish Hill above Broadway in an odd triangle of land which is part of Willersey

The next meeting of the Broadway History Society takes place on Monday 16th September 2019 starting at 7pm in the Main Hall, Lifford Memorial Hall, Lower Green, Broadway, with an illustrated talk by David Ella entitled ‘The Old Coaching Routes across the North Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham’.

All welcome to attend the meeting. Non-members £3 on the door. Refreshments will be served during the meeting.

Programme of Events 2019/20 – First Meeting Monday 16th September 2019

The 2019/20 programme of events and talks starts on Monday 16th September. Meetings of the Society are held monthly on the third Monday of the month (except December) in the Lifford Memorial Hall starting at 7pm. Membership costs £10 (£15 per couple) and non-members are welcome to all of the meetings – £3 on the door.

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September – December 2019 talks include:

Monday 16thSeptember: On the Way to London, an illustrated talk by David Ella on the old coaching routes across the North Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham which will include the history and role of the Fish Inn and the many other inns in Broadway.

Monday 21st OctoberSir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872). The Society looks forward to welcoming Gerard Molyneux, the great great great grandson of Thomas Phillipps to give a talk on his bibliophile relative who lived at Middle Hill and established a printing press in Broadway Tower.

Monday 18th November: Doug Eyre will be giving an illustrated talk entitled 1941, HMS Broadway and the Capture of the German Naval Enigma Machine. The US Navy Destroyer was commissioned as HMS Broadway in 1940 and refitted as a convoy escort, serving in the mid-Atlantic passage during the Second World War.

Monday 9th December: Hailes Abbey and the Mystery of the Holy Blood a talk by David Haldred on the holy relic received by the Abbey in 1270 which is believed to be a portion of the blood of Christ and how it transformed the monastery into one of the most important pilgrimage sites in England.

Apart from hosting talks, the Society conducts small pieces of research on Broadway’s history and publishes articles and images on this website, the Society’s Facebook page and its Twitter account (@BroadwayHistSoc).