SK5236 : The Hop Pole, Beeston / Chilwell

taken 10 years ago, near to Beeston, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

The Hop Pole, Beeston / Chilwell
The Hop Pole, Beeston / Chilwell
Eagle Eyed viewers, may spot that the double road-name sign alludes to the fact that this pub straddles a border. To the left is High Road, Chilwell to the right Chilwell Road, Beeston.

This leads to the tail that in the past, when each of these settlements were under different local government (they are now both in The Borough of Broxtowe) there was a different closing time in the two areas. As a result there was a nightly migration from one side of the bar to the other when one half of the establishment had to stop serving.

Whether there is any truth in this story I have no idea. It would have had to have happened before 1934, which is when Stapleford Rural District (containing Chilwell) was merged with Beeston Urban District to become Beeston & Stapleford Urban District - eliminating this border.

Unfortunately I was unable to get a satisfactory close-up of the sign due to a strategically placed parking sign.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 January, 2008
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 524 364 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.3747N 1:13.2782W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 524 364
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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