Recently in our emails was a request for information concerning Samuel Oldham, one time Landlord of The White Gates public house.
Over to Andrea:
I came across your blog today and I thought you might be interested in this photo. It is my grandfather, Samuel Oldham, standing in front of the White Gates Inn. He was the licensee or victualler at the time. I'm not sure when the photo was taken and this scanned version is a little difficult to see details but I have always loved this photo
My grandmother told me The White Gates was in the family for several generations until it was eventually sold. My father lived above the pub when he was a boy. I have just started doing a genealogical search of my father's family and that is how I came across your blog. Maybe someone reading your blog will recognize him or his name. my grandmother's name is Hannah Chapel. She was born and raised in Hyde as well. Born in 1900. I know that both my grandparents had many relatives in Hyde. Maybe there are still some living there. I hope to visit there some day. I live in Dallas, Texas.