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White Swan - High Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers
N 51° 53.016 W 000° 31.015
30U E 670894 N 5751006
Quick Description: This is a fairly standard White Swan sign. However, if you look closely, there is a local bonus.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 10:00:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMBQ5Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
The Swan was a favourite motif of Henry VIII and Edward III so there is always a possibility that a pub sign featuring a swan was a nod in the direction of that particular royal. It is also featured in the arms of The Vintners' Company, the Poulters' Company, the Musicians' Company and the Earl of Essex.

Alternatively, it could be simply be a tribute to the heaviest flying bird in the world.

The bonus here is a white lion - not another pub, but the chalk figure cut into the side of the Dunstable Downs nearby. There is also another large flying bird in the picture, a glider.
Name of Artist: Not known.

Date of current sign: Not known.

Date of first pub on site: Not known.

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