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Queens Head

By tony64  
The second pub in my hometown of Pinner series and this is the 'other' pub in the old High Street.
History has it dating back to 1540 and it is thought to have been an Ale House since 1344!! The pub was known as the Crown Inn until 1715, when it was changed to the Queens Head because Queen Anne used to change horses here when riding between Hatfield and London. Queen Anne had died the previous year in 1714. Nelson's daughter was killed outside the pub in an accident involving the drayman from the pub, when she was knocked down by a horse.

The pub is also host to a weekly farmers market in the car park and the annual St Georges Day celebrations (see pics in my pf!) where the annual wheelbarrow race finishes!

More info on Pinner; it has been used for many tv shows mostly sit coms, 'May to December', 'My Hero' and most notably 'One Foot in the Grave'.
Long time residents of the town also include Bob Holness (I'll have a 'P' please Bob) and the Iraq hostage Norman Kember.

V2 shows the attractive Tudor frontage of the pub, and V3 is a view up the High Street from the river Pinn.

Thanks for looking.

Tony

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Queens head Pinner Pubsign Humour and fun

Voters: woolybill1, mrswoolybill, KevinWalsham and 11 more


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mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 8:54AM
I seem to remember reading that Queen Anne suffered from chronic constipation. Have a good look at that face...
Aside from my poor taste comment, this is a very elegant addition to the gallery.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 8:55AM
A most unusual format for a pub sign and an even rarer mounting bracket.
In a history lesson at junior school our teacher dropped the phrase that Queen Anne was so fat that she had to be buried in a square coffin (mind you, they were allowed to say things like that in 1960 Smile). That would suggest the need for her head-and-shooulders portrait to appear in landscape format.
The sign is well photographed and the supporting photos and information as always attractive and informative.
Bill
17 Jan 2009 9:03AM
fantastic history well worth a read thank you for sharing good capture and v2 gets my vote like woolybill1 what a mounting bracket. Smile kevin
mohikan22 18 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 9:13AM
great readup! many people forget when its gone its gone Sad a sad thing really. but history now seems to be "the last ten years"

matt
GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 9:37AM
Great right up about history of the pub
Glynnis
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
17 Jan 2009 9:52AM
Informative photography, worth a lecture. Ron.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
17 Jan 2009 12:40PM
A great sign, and history....including Bill's addendum.

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