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Thread: Lets Design a Pub Sign! (Part II)

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    Default Lets Design a Pub Sign! (Part II)

    'The Armoury' is a good old fashioned boozer in Yeovil... and guess what? They need a new Pictorial Sign. Regards subject matter nothing exciting really springs to mind so I thought I'd pick the brains of some wise and knowledgeable Gentlemen (...unfortunately I couldnt find any so I came on here instead)
    Basically the cellar of the pub used to be a store for powder and amunitions and the current sign shows a chap loading a rifle rack with guns. Having chatted to the Landlord he mentioned the 16th Somerset rifle corp(light infantry? Volunteers?) not sure, all a bit vague I'm afraid.
    So are there any Military minded buffs out there who would know the correct uniforms badges battalion names etc??
    All advice/info greatfully accepted and feel free to pour scorn on my ignorance of the History of our Armed Forces!

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    Slightly straying but still on the subject of pub signs - this one will delight a few people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    Slightly straying but still on the subject of pub signs - this one will delight a few people.

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    Seriously.. what's with early closing times?
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    Yep, the 'no lager sold' is amusing, and I've often thought about a trip out to Annie's but never made it. An excursion for a choice of Adnams Bitter or, well, there is no or, only to find the place shut of an afternoon, would not have left me in the best frame of mind. I do, however, understand it to be something of a pilgrimage, so maybe one day...

    Re similar signs, I knew I should've had a camera at Bedford's Wellington, where an external plaque announces ‘We are a real ale pub, No Fosters, No Stella, No Carling, No Crap’.

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    Well hopefully someone has some ideas, I loved the last one of these threads and I am still hoping Youngie will post all his pub signs onto Pubs Galore [hint] [hint].

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    Slightly straying but still on the subject of pub signs - this one will delight a few people.

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    For this and several other reasons, this relates to one of England's 'must visit' pubs (and Conrad added it to the site a few days ago...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
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    Yes thats definatelly a good sign for a good Pub I wish more wetherspoons had signs like that outside.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

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    Default Lets design a Pub Sign

    Forgot to Add what about a Picure of Knight in a suite Armour with various 16th century weapons, axe, dagger, spears, etc in the back ground
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngie View Post
    'The Armoury' is a good old fashioned boozer in Yeovil...
    Hi Youngie, i have not read this up until now as i have been off site a lot due to work. If it inspiration you seek, i would look to the Monmouth rebellion and Sedgemoor, which all happened around there in 1685. I checked my books for anything else and there was a small engagement in Sep 1642 at Babylon Hill, after which the Marquis of Hetford retired to Sherborne Castle before eventually abandoning it - this was very early on in the Civil War, Charles only raising his standard in August of that year. I dont know if that helps, or you may well know it anyhow. The other place to check is what Oggy gave you, the Smoerset Regimental Museum for examples of later uniforms.
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