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August Additions.

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

No new old pubs here. Just some new stuff relating to some old ones. This is another of those occasional catch-up posts with some new information and/or images that been added to earlier posts.

Firstly we have a couple of old images of the former Two Bears in Great Yarmouth. (The original post can be found by clicking here.) It started off simply as The Bear, even though there were two on the roof...

Two Bears Hotel, Great Yarmouth.
The (singular) Bear Hotel c1860.

...before getting an additional orsine individual in its name as well as another entrance.

Two Bears Hotel, Great Yarmouth.
The Two Bears Hotel c1907

Moving up to Derbyshire and this image from 1938 showing the Crown in Winster has been added to the post Wandering Around Winster which can be found here. The Crown may be gone but the phone box still stands and long may it do so, for I've never yet been able to get a mobile signal in the village.

Crown Inn, Winster
The Crown Inn, Winster, in 1938.

And finally, just clearing up what happened to the Potters Arms in Woodville which featured in the most recent post. Haven't read it yet? You really must try to keep up! It's here if you want it.

Since its publication my eyes have fallen on four cuttings which suggest that the Potters eventually became one of the victims of Balfour's Licensing Act of 1904. This gave licensing justices the power to declare a pub redundant, forcing it to close, with compensation being paid to the landlord and, if a tied house, the brewery which owned it.

There you have the August additions. The next 'proper' post won't be too long in coming and is likely to feature another South Derbyshire hostelry which was not a hundred miles away from the Potters Arms.

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