1998

NU1813 : The 'Dirty Bottles' window, Alnwick

taken 26 years ago, near to Alnwick, Northumberland, England

The 'Dirty Bottles' window, Alnwick
The 'Dirty Bottles' window, Alnwick
A slightly bizarre feature of Alnwick is this window to the 'Dirty Bottles' pub on Narrowgate. The window & contents behind it have not, reportedly, been touched since 1725. The landlord of what was then 'The Cross' pub dropped dead when cleaning them & they were declared to be cursed. In my 1998 photo the wording above the window is in an attractive 'Olde English' style typeface, more recent photos on this site show that was replaced by a mundane & totally out-of-character Helvetica-style typeface!

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Geographical Context: City, Town centre Primary Subject: Window
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Narrowgate [37] · Cross [20] · Dirty Bottles [10] ·
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NU1813, 728 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Martin Tester   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 21 September, 1998   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 March, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1856 1345 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:24.8774N 1:42.5032W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1856 1345
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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