The Oaklands was built approximately 160 years ago as a residence for local business men
Situated in Godley, Hyde, the Hall was built in 1838 and once occupied by Daniel Adamson – an engineer, involved with the digging and opening of the Manchester Ship Canal.
The 1881 Census shows the property 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 our 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 of a horse, whilst working in the South African Transvaal.
Your Oaklands Hall
Our in-house caterers, Matteo Sassanelli Jr. is able to offer from our selective range, a choice of culinary delights to suit all tastes and budgets. If you have alternative requirements he will only be too delighted to accomadate you. This coupled with our competitively priced drinks at the bar will make your special occasion a memorable one.
The Entrance Hall has recently been refurbished to its original splendour incorporating seating and tables for your comfort. It is an ideal reception area for greeting your guests, for drinks and conversation before your meal.
Oaklands Hall is an approved venue for Civil Marriages. Rooms are also available for bookings for Wedding Receptions, Parties, Celebrations and Events of all kinds.
Oaklands Hall was purchased in October 1924, for use as a Masonic Hall. The building is now run by Oaklands Masonic Club.
The club continues to offer facilities to local Freemasons and also welcomes parties and functions from the Community as a whole. A booking for non-members necessitates the arrangement of Temporary Membership, plus the payment of a nominal fee on behalf of each person.