We are on the web www.livinghistorymagazine.co.uk but I'm afraid that particular feature isn't on the site. I can pop a copy of the mag in the post if you give me your address.
On Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:44 AM, Bea Hopkinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Any chance of seeing Living History's article and picture that Tony
>Hopkins sent you ? Are you on the web?
>I thought I'd replied to you about this. I don't know whether this is
>just a bizarre coincidence or a mis-communication somewhere but we've
>already featured that particular pub - a chap called Tony Hopkins sent me
>a letter about it a while ago. That's not your husband is it?
>On Sunday, July 13, 2003 1:43 PM, Bea Hopkinson
><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>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