Some history of the Blue Gates Hotel at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.
More information on the Blue Gates Hotel at Smethwick to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Blue Gates Hotel from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Blue Gates Hotel. There is information on Smethwick and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"The Mayor of Smethwick [Alderman A. T. Morris], mentioned at the Council meeting last night the proposed Stoney Lane improvement
by the demolition of the aqueduct, the Blue Gates Hotel, and the old library premises. It was by the persistent efforts of the Public Works Committee, he said, that
they had prevailed upon Messrs. Mitchell's and Butler's Limited, to consent to the removal of the Blue Gates Hotel. It would mean the removal of an old
landmark in the district, but they hoped to see a better landmark take its place."
"Old Landmark To Go"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : February 27th 1929 Page 5