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A couple of weeks ago I warned you to Be Prepared wherein you were informed that Percy was Coming. Well, this Percy was called Harry Hotspur; and here he is !!!

The Hotspur pub stands on Percy Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. Percy Street is named after Lord Percy, the first Earl of Northumberland. Percy's son Henry (born 1366), was known as Harry Hotspur because of the many battles he fought against the Scots in the North-East of England and the Scottish Borders. The name "Hotspur" means "fiery and tempestuous". Hotspur was killed in 1403 by an arrow through the forehead at the battle of Shrewsbury.

The building was named The Hotspur when first licensed in 1872; it was a nine-bedroomed hotel until 1914 and has been a public house ever since.

104mm equivalent, 1/200th sec. @ f5.6, ISO 80

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Lens:LEICA
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Hotspur - a.k.a. Percy Has Arrived
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:23 Mar 2008 - 1:02 AM
Tags:Hotspur, Percy newcastle, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Pub
Votes:65

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
23 Mar 2008 - 1:39 AM

wonderful capture and write up..Smile

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
23 Mar 2008 - 1:49 AM

fantastic, I have been waiting for this one. This is a fab shot Bill, great tones and love the angle you chose for capture. It was worth the wait!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 2:39 AM

Great tones in the stonework here Bill.Nice bit of metalwork too.Not often you would find an extra detail like this, with an arrow thro' someones skull.Or perhaps it is only an advert for Strongbow cider?
Mick.

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Skye24Blue
23 Mar 2008 - 3:13 AM

Love the narrative and this fine image.
Mac

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 - 6:18 AM

Morning bill, nicely captured and some great history,
ian

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 6:47 AM

You could get a sore head drinking in this Pun Bill, nice story and legend.

All the very best
Dougie

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User_Removed
23 Mar 2008 - 7:22 AM

i just love this one Bill, love saturation to the stone work and pin sharp. Great shot

rgds
Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 7:43 AM

Great shot! and I don't mean the arrow!!
Superb detail Bill. The stonework has some lovely coloirs and lines
Have a great Easter Day.
Helen

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Mar 2008 - 7:57 AM

Love the image and the story Bill, excellent detail in both,
Fred.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 - 8:50 AM

What a good shot Bill. Super detail.

John.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 - 8:59 AM

Lovely lines, colour and light.
Mavis

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 9:29 AM

Good one Bill. I remember The Hotspur . I remember the comic obviously named after him

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 9:29 AM

The image alone is well worth the view, but Bill's text adds so much.

Robert

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luxaeternam
23 Mar 2008 - 9:56 AM

What a great pub sign, Bill. I wonder what the subliminal message is ? - an evening in here leaves you with a nasty headache.
Now had it been a barbers, it might have been 'haircuts to die for...'
A matchmakers - 'you need a spouse like a hole in the head'...
This game is fun Wink
Happy Easter!
Smile Lucy

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photophantom
23 Mar 2008 - 10:58 AM

Great work and words.
Dennis

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Mar 2008 - 11:04 AM

Really enjoyed this one Bill,fine shot.
Cheers
Alan

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 11:24 AM

Beautiful capture. I guess the sign is an indication of what many of the visitors feel the next morning Wink
Regards,
Rende

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samsalt1
samsalt1  734 forum posts4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 12:12 PM

I won't be signing up for their darts team Wink


Sam

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TyChee
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23 Mar 2008 - 12:19 PM

Excellent image an story. Nice detail right down to that arrow.
Ty

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
23 Mar 2008 - 12:23 PM

Cor I bet that hurt, great shot, lovely detail and a great story. Were you on a pub crawl ?

Nicky

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lifesnapper
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23 Mar 2008 - 12:25 PM

good view point and colour, which fits the 'Bill'.

John Smile

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
23 Mar 2008 - 12:39 PM

well spotted Smile
superb tones in the stone...

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 12:48 PM

Like the details and colours in this Bill - well captred.
Happy Easter
Regards Richard.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 1:37 PM

Love the detail and what a haircut he has..

Bernie

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 - 1:40 PM

I just love the historical references in many old pub signs. This is a cracker!

Tel*

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Cabit
Cabit  7104 forum posts England
23 Mar 2008 - 4:18 PM

Thats a belter Bill, great spot.
Dave

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
23 Mar 2008 - 4:18 PM

Ouch !!
Super shot Bill and an interesting write up.
Annette

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Mar 2008 - 4:39 PM

A great capture with interesting information also

Peter

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Hop-A-Long
23 Mar 2008 - 5:17 PM

Great sign, image and history Bill. Wonderful.
Andy

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 6:17 PM

An excellent image, Bill, andI like the diagonal of the pub facade, with the sign on the straight...well, sort of, as well as the overall tones and detail. Poor old Percy, he's had his body chopped off, too. Fascinating history.

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
23 Mar 2008 - 7:05 PM

Good fun pictures as the norm hope you are well

DougSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 7:43 PM

So, after a few drinks at this pub you are ready to fight like the devil?

Whatever, the lighting ir right, focus well done, a great image!

Jennn

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2008 - 7:59 PM

Thats a great pub sign and an interesting history lesson to go with it.

Best Matt

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Andree_Borrel
23 Mar 2008 - 9:28 PM

Each pub unique, great stuff

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Bodiewil
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24 Mar 2008 - 5:12 PM

Another great piece of work Bill

Dave

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 6:30 PM

Great shot Bill but the arrow seems a bit macabre - I'm sure if I had to choose a portrait of myself I would be saying "oh look, here's a good one when I was dead"
Tim

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brownsilent
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25 Mar 2008 - 10:32 AM

Ouch!
Johanna

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Glostopcat
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30 Mar 2008 - 2:42 PM

A most fascinating pub sign and a very interesting write up to go with it. You certainly have a keen eye for spotting the unusual

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