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The Engine, Hampton In Arden, Warwickshire

Picture source: John Evans


The Engine Hotel was originally known as the Railway and was opened in 1838, the same year as the Birmingham to London Railway. Most of the building was demolished c. 2005 and the site is now occupied by the Engine Mews housing development. Part of the original building, on the corner of Fentham Road, has been preserved and is incorporated in Engine Mews.
Source: Clive Hinsull
Around this time of the year in 1974, a man called Luigi Gaeta murdered his wife in the car park of the Engine pub in Hampton-in-Arden. If I remember correctly, the motive seems to have been related to his wife allegedly having an affair with someone who worked at the pub. The murder and trial featured in the Solihull News on at least two occasions. His name is permanently etched on my brain because about a month before he committed the awful deed, I installed a colour TV in his house in Solihull.
Nigel Morgan (June 2018)

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