SJ9694 : Oaklands Hall

taken 7 years ago, near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

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Oaklands Hall
Oaklands Hall
Oaklands Hall was built in 1838 as a residence for local business men and was once occupied by Daniel Adamson an engineer, involved with the digging and opening of the Manchester Ship Canal.

In 1881 it was occupied by Deane Stanley, who ran his father's Turkish Towel business in Gas Street, Hyde. He was married to Flora, who is believed to be their resident ghost. There are occasional sightings of Flora, when she is regarded as a being friendly and to be a good omen.

Deane Stanley was also a mining engineer. Unfortunately, he was reputed not to have a good head for business and he eventually lost his fortune. He died in 1894 after falling off a horse whilst working in the South African Transvaal.

Oaklands Hall was purchased in October 1924, for use as a Masonic Hall. The building is now run by Oaklands Masonic Club. It is now a place for Weddings and Celebration parties and is also an approved venue for Civil Marriages. Website: LinkExternal link

For old photos of Oakland Hall see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Place (from Tags)
Date (from Tags)
1838  1881  1924 
Former (from Tags)
Gentlemans Residence 
Person (from Tags)
Daniel Adamson  Deane Stanley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9624 9487 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.0346N 2:3.4850W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9620 9489
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Ghost  Masonic Hall  Civil Marriage Venue  Wedding Venue 

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