I was born in Bladon in 1954 and the pub in mention was called the White House, I would think the pronounciation if I have spelt it right was in the locals West Oxon way of speach and White Horse can sound the same.
I believe the White Horse was run by the Pratley family in the 1940s - 1950s. Jack Pratley married my father's cousin, Kathleen (nee Keen). I am slightly confused as the name of this pub is sometimes recorded as the "White Horse" and sometimes the "White House". Kathleen's grandparents (my great-grandparents), ...Read full memory
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