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Star and Garter - High Street South, Dunstable.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers
N 51° 52.948 W 000° 30.914
30U E 671014 N 5750884
Quick Description: This pub sign has the look of the way that American signs are painted. However, it is certainly a British name.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 9:55:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMBQ5W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
There are a number of pubs of this name throughout Britain. The reference is to The Most Noble Order of the Garter. It is the highest order of knighthood in Britain.

The story goes that this was instituted by Edward III, when the Countess of Salisbury lost a garter during a palace ball. THe garter was sen by Edward who picked it up. Having been noticed by a number of onlookers who gave him the sort of look that you would, a man with a woman's garter in his hand, he put it on his own leg saying 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' or 'Evil to him who evil thinks'. That is his story and he is sticking to it.

The Order of the Garter is limited to the royal family and 25 knights. The star is part of the insignia.
Name of Artist: Not known.

Date of current sign: Not known.

Date of first pub on site: Not known.

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