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The Victory

By tony64  
The subject of my upload this week is the Victory pub in Pinner, Middlesex, the town in which I grew up, and where my parents still live. The pub is remarkable mainly due to its age, 1580 recorded on the front of the pub in very large letters! Although Pinner itself dates back to 900AD. It has had a street fair every May since 1336 by Royal Charter of Edward 111 and is featured in Sir John Betjeman’s film ‘Metroland’. Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton’s illegitimate daughter Horatia Nelson lived in West House, Pinner between 1860 and 1881. Pinner was also the home to William Heath Robinson who now has a museum at West House.

Other notable Pinner residents have included Mrs Beaton, Henry James Pye, Michael Rosen, Elton John, Patrick Moore, Ronnie Barker David Suchet, Bob Holness and Simon Le Bon!

The High Street, seen in V6, is the oldest part of town and still has quite a bit of character, even though the ‘chains’ are taking over!

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Photo journalism Victory Architecture Pinner Pubsign Humour and fun

Voters: KevinWalsham, User_Removed, Mounters and 14 more

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10 Jan 2009 9:56AM
great set of images and the info was very intersting thank you for sharing kevin.
Mounters 16 85 2 England
10 Jan 2009 12:04PM
Nice set. you forgot one other famous resident of Pinner, I think he's an accomplished photographer, just cant think of his name at the moment
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
10 Jan 2009 12:07PM
I love the history behind these signs and towns. Thanks for adding that. Nice set.
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 1:04PM
Great set of images.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 1:53PM
These are excellent, Tony, and I'm surprised they haven't had more recognition as yet. A pub with three distinct signs must be pretty unusual. Super b/g information too, visual and written.
tony64 18 204 9 England
10 Jan 2009 2:11PM
Thanks Kevin.

John I do not know who your thinking of!

Thanks Joline

Thanks Dave

Thanks Bill!!! Yes it has surprised me how some pubs have more than one sign. The George in Borough Market also has more than one!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 2:14PM
Three signs for one pub, that's quite remarkable! I wonder what the place was called before it was renamed in the wave of Trafalgar mania that swept England? Fascinating set, these pub uploads give such an insight into backwaters of our cultural history.
tony64 18 204 9 England
10 Jan 2009 2:37PM
Hi Moira, yes it used to be the 'Ship' and was re built in Victorian times.
Borzos 14
10 Jan 2009 3:47PM
Wonderful set!
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
10 Jan 2009 6:44PM
Excellent series with lovely background images and info on the village. Thanks for the nice comment; glad you like my "walk in the park" Smile
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
11 Jan 2009 2:12AM
A good set with a good narrative.
Nice work.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 Jan 2009 11:56AM
thought it was Pompey for a minute ...super set of images and interesting narrative too


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