We stopped off at Bloxwich when returning from Rugeley to Birmingham, with Nathan looking at Wikipedia to see if there was anything interesting to see other than the town’s only pub in the Good Beer Guide. As it transpired, just around the corner from that pub was Church Street, which is where Abraham Thomas Ball was born on 18 May 1879. Later better known as Tom Major-Ball, he went to Pittsburgh (where I visited earlier this year) and established a career as a music hall performer. He had five children, one of whom is the former Prime Minister, Sir John Major.
I don’t know which house Tom Major-Ball lived in, but it’s somewhere down this street…..