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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sign for the New Inn


Sometime last year I posted a photograh of the New Inn on the A57.

I don't know any more about it than I did then, but today I show you a closer view of the inn sign.

17 comments:

rick whitman said...

In the past all the Inn signs I have seen have always featured 'magnificent white stallions' (or barkentines). It both sad and amusing that now the 'magnificent white stallion'
has been replaced and upstaged by a green garbage truck. The 21st century intrudes again.

Ashtonian said...

That's a classic case of Double perspective!
I remember the art classes I took.
The green truck looks like a 2/3 model driven by a tiny bloke.

Tash said...

the sign shows the Inn just like it is. I'm going to have to look up Double perspective now.
You are right, the place is a mystery - nothing on New Inn/Robinson's/England/A57 at all on Google.

Rinkly Rimes said...

m to re-name it The Blog Inn in your honour?

ascu75 aka Don said...

Wonder whe it was NEW ?

Gail's Man said...

Different sort of pub sign from the usual Red Lion, Green dragon or Wheatsheaf. Van looks like a model from the 1940's.

MartinC said...

I wonder how old a New Inn has to be before it stops being a New Inn and becomes an Old Inn?

Cezar and Léia said...

Particularly interesting!

Dave King said...

Great sign - I was reading the other day that inn sign writers are a dying breed these days. They almost don't exist.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Is that a truck or a kind of tractor on the sign? And I wondered what its relationship is with the sign?

I think your signs are more fascinating than the few one can find around here.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The New Inn is a local community public house with pool and darts teams, and large-screen TV for sports. There are garden areas to the rear and a car-park at the side.
Behind
Behind the New Inn, was the house where the infamous 'Moors Muders of the 1960's were comitted. Brady and Hindley lived there, later the house was pulled down as no body wanted to live where children had died in such a terrible way.

The other thing about this Pub is that it was once owned by 'Ray Hatton' Our local world boxing champ Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton spent his younger years there and up until resently was a member of the 'Log End darts team. Ricky had his own gym in the celler.

Across from the New Inn is a depession in the farm fields... this is were a German WW11 doodle bug fell. The V-1s, which were more commonly known as "Doodle bugs or "Buzz bombs".

I'm sure there's more about this pub I should know, but I can not recall it.

Tom

Wiggers World

Boise Diva said...

I, too, wonder when it was new.

RuneE said...

According to the sign it must have been NEW about 1920.

Hyde DP said...

Actually it dates back to the 1600s!

Mo said...

Pub names are fascinating. I did a couple of posts on pub signs after reading about the art and the artists dying out.http://aglimpseoflondon.blogspot.com/2008/10/blind-beggar.html
I was contacted by Ealine Saunders who has written an extensive book on pub names.
Called: A book about pub names
that you can find here:
www.completetext.com
In it she says the following about pubs with the name the new inn:
When Queen Elizabeth I rose to the throne, she journeyed throughout Britain in
an effort to connect with her people and reassure them than a new era of peace
and prosperity had arrived. She discovered that good inns were too few and far
between, so decreed that new inns be built within one day’s travel of every town.
As many became the newest inn in the area, they took New Inn as the name.
Hope this is of some interest to you.

les said...

I stayed in the bungalow at the far end of the New Inn carpark - to its left - when I was a youngster. We moved there in 1945 after my father was invalided out of the Navy.

To quote from Margaret Knott's "Hattersley - The Old and the New" published by her in 1994 :
The New Inn ... This Inn was first licensed around 1856 with Robert Turner being the first Innkeeper"

Actually The New Inn was in the Township of Matley not Hattersley.

Chippy said...

I stayed in the bungalow at the far end of the New Inn carpark - to its left - when I was a youngster. We moved there in 1945 after my father was invalided out of the Navy.

To quote from Margaret Knott's "Hattersley - The Old and the New" published by her in 1994 :
The New Inn ... This Inn was first licensed around 1856 with Robert Turner being the first Innkeeper"

I recall that, in the 50's, the sign was a full-on view of the New Inn with a 1920's style car in front of it.

Actually The New Inn was in the Township of Matley not Hattersley.

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