NT3874 : The Gothenburg in Prestonpans

taken 10 years ago, near to Prestonpans, East Lothian, Great Britain

The Gothenburg in Prestonpans
The Gothenburg in Prestonpans
Gothenburgh pubs were a feature of many mining towns in the central belt of Scotland. Based on idea of pubs in Sweden, the 'Goths' returned all their profits to the community. For many years, the pub was closed, but, after its purchase some years ago, the inn was re-opened by Dr. Gordon Prestoungrange, the baron of that Ilk whose mother was born in nearby Musselburgh. The Baron, a descendent of the famous golfing family, the Parks, decided to adopt much of the principle of the old Goths. The pub is not just any old public house; it is a museum and headquarters of growing 'Three Harbours Festival' Prestonpans, due to the efforts of Dr. Prestoungrange, is fast becoming a major centre for murals and visitors to the town are growing year on year. Another important annual event, the Music and Ale Festival is also organised from the headquarters at the Gothenburg. Fowler's, once one of Scotland's famous old breweries and brewers of the world renowned 'Wee Heavy' has also been brought back to life at the Goth's micro brewery where ales are brewed on site. Even a long gone local bus operator, Terry Wiles, has been remembered with the pub's own bus resplendent in the Wiles' livery. To round things off, the pub, sponsors of local football team, Preston Athletic, is earning a richly deserved reputation for fine food.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 382 743 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.4639N 2:59.4445W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 382 743
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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