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Inn signs in Windsor/UK

 

Windsor has not only lots of shops, but also lots of pubs, cafés ... for refreshing the lots of tourists.

 

Eleanor Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne), more commonly known as Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella."

"Although it is one of Windsor’s oldest eateries, Drury house has not always been a restaurant. During the 1920s it was the home of the Honorable Lady Curtis, but she was not the first aristocrat to live here. Charles Beauclerk, first earl of Burford may well have lived here with his mother Nell Gwynne. His father, King Charles II lived with the Queen in the castle, but local legend has it that naughty KingCharles used a secret tunnel to visit Nell, his mistress. In the sub-basement of Number 4 Church Street there is a clearly visible end of a bricked-up tunnel. Windsor is build on chalk and tunelling through to a point within the castle."

 

Since my first visit in England I like 'collecting'/photographing inn signs, formerly there were also flyers with inn signs from the different counties available in the souvenir shops.

 

Sorry, I cannot comment today, because I am visiting an exhibition outwards about the painter August Böckstiegel.

Inn signs in Windsor/UK

 

Windsor has not only lots of shops, but also lots of pubs, cafés ... for refreshing the lots of tourists.

 

Eleanor Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne), more commonly known as Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella."

"Although it is one of Windsor’s oldest eateries, Drury house has not always been a restaurant. During the 1920s it was the home of the Honorable Lady Curtis, but she was not the first aristocrat to live here. Charles Beauclerk, first earl of Burford may well have lived here with his mother Nell Gwynne. His father, King Charles II lived with the Queen in the castle, but local legend has it that naughty KingCharles used a secret tunnel to visit Nell, his mistress. In the sub-basement of Number 4 Church Street there is a clearly visible end of a bricked-up tunnel. Windsor is build on chalk and tunelling through to a point within the castle."

 

Since my first visit in England I like 'collecting'/photographing inn signs, formerly there were also flyers with inn signs from the different counties available in the souvenir shops.

 

Sorry, I cannot comment today, because I am visiting an exhibition outwards about the painter August Böckstiegel.

comments (11)

Très jolies enseignes.
Aren't they wonderful!! Nice montage!
A nice collection Philine. I'm a great sign ( photo's of ) collector here.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Jun 2019, 06:27
Pubs are possibly the one fine thing about England.
Philine: There are many fine things about England! But 'common sense' the English people were famous for has disappeared at the moment, schluchz, schluchz ... - Enjoy your day in Bristol!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2019, 06:42
Inn signs can be a delight Philine, they often, but not always, reflect the history of an area..
Philine: like here in Windsor, too. Enjoy your day in Bristol with the other stooges! Many thsnk, Chad!
Je suis une grande fan de ces enseignes , celles là  sont vraiment très originales avec leur coté retro !!
Grand coup de coeur pour "le Piper "
Philine: Je suis une grande fan aussi, merci beaucoup, Claudine!
I have a stained glass pattern book based on English Pub signs. So interesting the history you have shared.
There is endless variety country wide of these interesting signs
this would be a great place to bring Penny along Philine... she would spend al afternoon going through the shops and i would spend my time in the pubssmilesmilesmile
....petersmile
Fine montage!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jun 2019, 21:16
I like those inn signs, I´m collecting pictures of them, when there is a horse on it (like that one in the middle smile

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