SJ5128 : White Lion (3) - sign, 1 High Street, Wem

taken 8 years ago, near to Wem, Shropshire, Great Britain

White Lion (3) - sign, 1 High Street, Wem
White Lion (3) - sign, 1 High Street, Wem
The white lion has long been a heraldic symbol and is known as one of "the Queen's Beasts". It was also featured in the coat of arms of the powerful Mortimer family, who were Marcher Lords in the Welsh Marches, on the borders of Shropshire & Herefordshire with Wales. This may be why the pub was given the white lion name, although the building only dates back to the early 19th century.

This particular sign is interesting because the faded paint shows some earlier lettering showing through. It looks as if the pub's name was previously at the top of the sign. Where the name now is, gold lettering is showing through which looks as if it is the name of somebody's ales.

Other photos:- SJ5128 : White Lion (1), 1 High Street, Wem.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 514 289 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.3557N 2:43.3746W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 514 289
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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