EPW024120 ENGLAND (1928). St Mary Street and environs, Thornbury, 1928

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Title [EPW024120] St Mary Street and environs, Thornbury, 1928
Reference EPW024120
Date September-1928
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Place name THORNBURY
Parish THORNBURY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 363720, 190106
Longitude / Latitude -2.5239635027959, 51.608147076988
National Grid Reference ST637901

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Royal George Pub (formerly the Boars Head)

Beata Bradford
Monday 5th of May 2014 09:20:59 AM
Well it's changed hands since that photo was taken.

Isleworth1961
Sunday 17th of June 2018 02:37:12 PM

Isleworth1961
Saturday 14th of July 2012 09:29:13 PM
St Mary Street

Isleworth1961
Saturday 14th of July 2012 09:28:41 PM

Isleworth1961
Saturday 14th of July 2012 09:26:18 PM

Isleworth1961
Saturday 14th of July 2012 09:25:43 PM

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Royal George Pub (formerly the Boars Head)

Occupying a Grade II listed building, this pub has been trading since the mid-19th century. It has always played a significant role in local life, and used to house spring ‘Mop Fairs’, events staged for the hiring of agricultural labourers and domestic staff. It was also a popular meeting place for local organisations, among which were the ‘Ancient Order of Foresters Lodge’, who, on a certain day each June, would arrive in town on horseback dressed as Robin Hood, and would stop at every pub before going to the church for a service.

In 2004, the Royal George hit local newspaper headlines in a controversy over the origin of its name – was the pub named after a ship, or after a monarch? Subsequent research revealed maritime connections, but a definitive answer has never been established.

Completely refurbished in recent years, the Royal George has been reinvented as a fusion between traditional pub and Mediterranean-style restaurant, a combination that continues its longstanding popularity with the town’s locals and visitors.

Beata Bradford
Thursday 29th of May 2014 08:44:40 PM
Royal George Pub today.

Britain from Above
Thursday 29th of May 2014 08:44:40 PM