The dark coloured building on the left of the first picture is the "The Kings
Arms". A few years ago it was re-branded the 'Hungry Horse' public
house and restaurant to the disapproval of local residents and now bears
'Kings Arms' used to be much further forward, level with the white building
seen in the middle of the picture, but was demolished and a new building
erected in its present place to enable the road to be widened.
Readers not familiar with the English usage of our language may like to
know that a 'public house', almost always abbreviated to 'pub', is a place
licenced to sell beer and other alcohol for consumption on the premises without
it being necessarily associated with a meal. Many people might call
it a bar, but to us a bar is the counter within a pub from which the beer
How 'The Square' got to be called this is a mystery, there is nothing square
about the area!
Ann Roberson (nee Kircher) recounts that her cousin has been telling her
about a circus that was held on VE day behind the Kings Arms and this is
where he saw his first elephant. He worked in Johnson and Spooners' Cobblers
shop next door to Goodwins and Mr Hatton the clock and watch repairers, in
turn next to the Kings Arms Public house. 6118.507
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