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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

The Queen's Arms (or not)


The former Queen's Arms pub on the corner of George Street and Wood Street, Ashton. It started life in 1823 as the Elephant and Castle pub but after Queen Victoria came to the throne, was re-named the Queen's Arms.
As the photo shows, the pub has now been re-named once again - this time to Bar 15.
From time to time I hear people complaining about the fashion for re-naming pubs but, reading about the history of Ashton's pubs, it can be seen that this is by no means a new thing! One pub, which I will feature soon, has had at least 5 names!

3 comments:

  1. This was one of my haunts back in the 60s!!!

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  2. hi spent a few happy nights out in the queens back in the 60s , on the other corner further down george street was the dog and partidge ,it mihgt be the citizens advice now

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  3. When you look at it, it's quite a fine building with what appears to be a large function room upstairs.

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