Having real problems with WordPress at the moment which is having an off day, so posting is difficult – sorry folks. Hopefully normal service resumes later.
Meanwhile, I had this enquiry in the week from reader Sarah Jones about the Leopard Inn in Sandhills, at the foot of Shire Oak. This is a subject that sporadically comes up here and I’m wondering if any of the researchers hereabouts might like to give a definitive answer?
I have a feeling the answer hinges on the plaque on the building at Sandhills which is ambiguous: it reads
The Old Leopard Inn – C1750-1911
If I recall correctly, the ‘old’ wasn’t part of the name?
I have seen on the Internet that you have been looking into the possibility that there were 2 Leopard Inn’s in Sandhills.
I think one member of my family Joseph Langley around 1850 was set up as a licensed victualler in the Leopard Inn, Sandhills further down the Walsall Road from the Boat Inn which I think they also ran around 1860.
Would you have any details that I could see that will confirm this information I have about my family member being involved with the 2 Inns?
I hope you don’t mind me asking. Thank you.
If you can help, please do – comment here please, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks!