I know w’ve covered this fairly extensively before, but I’m wondering if readers can help with this enquiry from Tanya Johnson, who has a family connection to the lost pub at Springhill, the Red, White and Blue.
Much of the history of this oft-mentioned pub has been covered before, but I’m hoping readers may be able to expand on Tanya’s question – you can read the original article here
I’m looking for any information on The Red, White and Blue Inn, Ogley Hay. As this has previously popped up on your site I’m aware that it was where The Willows now stands on the Sandhills.
I’ve been researching mine and my husbands tree for many years (both families appear to be from around the Brownhiils/ Lichfield areas) and have finally made a breakthrough on his maternal side.
I have obtained a death certificate for his Great Great Grandmother. It states place of death as being St Michaels hospital but under occupation it has ‘of Red White and Blue Inn.’
She was 80 when she died in 1936. I can’t find a full list of licensees for the pub anywhere. The lady is Catherine Donlon born in 1856. Her daughter and son in law appeared to run the Miners Rest Inn in Chasetown at around the same time (1936).
Thanks to Tanya for an interesting enquiry, and if any of the research heads out there (or pub experts!) can help that would be wonderful, thanks.
Please comment here of mail me: Brownhillsbob at Googlemail dot com.