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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The New Albion

The Albion has recently had a makeover.

It has also acquired a new pub sign which you can see on Hyde DP Xtra.

Curiously the new sign has an image of Britannia which is very different from the old sign which depicted a ship.


Dave Williams said...

'Albion' is an archaic name for Great Britain, hence the Britannia sign - and there have apparently been 9 ships of the Royal Navy names 'Albion', so that is presumably where the ship sign comes from. Why change it? A change is as good as a rest they say.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a friendly place indeed.

Pleasse have a good weekend.

daily athens

Fred Miller said...

If that's a pub I'm going to buy you a beer there.

Dave is right. Albion refers to your England. Lear's Fool says " . . . then shall the realm of Albion come to great confusion." That line puzzled the hell out of me until I looked it up.

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