SD9305 : Royal Oak (2) - sign, 178 Union Street, Oldham

taken 11 months ago, near to Oldham, Great Britain

Royal Oak (2) - sign, 178 Union Street, Oldham
Royal Oak (2) - sign, 178 Union Street, Oldham
Many public houses & inns in England are named the Royal Oak, to celebrate the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The significance of the oak being that, before the restoration, the future King Charles II spent most of one day, hiding in an oak tree from Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian troops. His birthday of May 29th was still celebrated by many people up to the end of the 19th century. Therefore many pubs continued to be given the name of Royal Oak, even when they were opened a hundred or two hundred years later. Today, for better or worse, the day has lost its significance, probably because the 29th May ceased to be a public holiday some time in the 1850's. This particular pub has only been here since the early 1900's but possibly it replaced an older pub of the same name.

SD9305 : Royal Oak (1), 178 Union Street, Oldham.
SD9305 : Royal Oak (3), 178 Union Street, Oldham.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 October, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 10 April, 2018
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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WGS84: 53:32.5066N 2:6.3174W
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