Wendy Gates has been in touch to ask if anyone remembers her family who owned and worked at the long-gone Wheatsheaf pub in Ogley Road, Brownhills up until the 1970s – Wendy has fond recollections of this popular lost pub, and wants to know if anyone has any memories to share?
My Grandad use to run the Wheatsheaf pub with his wife Emily, they had two dogs – an alsatian and a black one. My Dad used to help with my Mum behind the bar, and my Uncle Ted also worked there.
Grandad was Harry Warner and was married to Emily Insall [possibly Insull – Bob], I believe the pub was in her late husbands name.
Family name was Warner on my Dads side, they lived in Ogley Square, went to the Ogley School. when we were kids we lived in Hillside. Dad worked at the GEC in Lozells.
I think the pub was owned by Emily who’s hubby had died, I am not sure how grandad acquired it, they still had it in 1970 when I was a kid, as I can remember going there.
I think by the 80s they had moved to Preston, he was definitely there in the 60s and early 70s, but I am sure the pub was in his wife’s name, or even in her mothers name.
This is Harry, I don’t have any pictures of Emily but would love one, she died when I was very small
Does anybody remember them or can add more detail please?
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Thanks to Wendy for a wonderful picture and enquiry!