A few weeks ago Dave called for ideas on British pubs but we have had no
response or follow up. Anybody know whats going on ?
On 6/26/03 5:31 PM Bea Hopkinson writes:
> We love your idea of 'Living History" and in Britain, pubs are that.
>Here is our submission of a charming pub with a charming name in an area
>where my husband grew up:
> Its called "the church by the stone that sells beer by the pound".
>The village church is at Northfield, nr.Birmingham and adjacent to the
>church was the Great Stone Inn (as it was called in my childhood days)
>but which today is a pub. It was named after a large boulder left by the
>roadside in the last Ice Age, which deposited similar boulders elsewhere
>in the area. As you see in the picture foreground, next door to the pub
>- stands the village pound, a lock-up for animal strays...hence the
>church by the stone that sells beer by the pound. This picture was taken
>before the great stone had sadly to be removed as a traffic hazard :(
>On 6/26/03 3:32 AM Dave Musgrove writes:
>>All this talk of pub names suggests to me that the good folk of Britarch
>>might enjoy the occasional can of bitter. In Living History magazine, we
>>have a regular pub name history section - if anyone wants to email me 150
>>words on the history of their local pub's name, along with a picture of
>>the inn sign, I have a 24-can crate of bitter to give away each month to
>>whoever sends in the most interesting history.
>>Living History Magazine
>>Origin Publishing Ltd
>>Tower House, Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3BN
>>Tel: 0117 314 8318