Thursday, 25 May 2017

The mystery of the pub sign on Chorlton Green

Actually it is less a mystery and more just an opportunity to show off two pub signs from the same pub separated by just a few decades.

The first was taken by Tony Walker in the mid 1970s and if you can remember it then I fear you will be on the wrong side of 40.

The other dates from later and may well have made it into the 21st century.

It was sent to me by my friend Emily who worked in the Horse and Jockey when it was owned by Peter Dalton.

And it was while talking to Peter Topping, he of the magnificent paintings that I discovered just how much work went into the creation of a traditional pub sign.

Which in turn, led to the discovery of a fine example of a pub sign  in the cellars of the Royal Oak which the landlady proudly brought out so that Peter could photograph it.

And the rest as they is in the new book, which as everyone knows is about the pubs and bars of Chorlton.

Location; Chorlton

Pictures; Horse and Jockey pub sign, circa 1975, from the collection of Tony Walker, and circa 2000, courtesy of Emily Fisher

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