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A Cock & Bull Story – The Cock Hotel and Bull Hotel, High St, Stony Stratford, Bucks, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 52° 03.440 W 000° 51.204
30U E 647168 N 5769589
Quick Description: The origin of the “Cock and bull story” originates with these two hotels.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/25/2014 4:15:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMMHWQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
In the 18th and 19th centuries Stony Stratford was an important stopping off point on Watling Street. Coaching Inns developed along the High St, including the Cock Hotel and the Bull Hotel.

As well as providing respite for the travellers, the travellers provided a news service to the locals of Stony Stratford. There was great rivalry between the two hotels about which hotel had the most interesting and outlandish stories. This led to the term “Cock & bull story” coming into widespread use.
What's the Real Story?:
Originates in the times of coach travel. See local history website


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Visit Instructions:
Visit the location. If an action is required, test the action. Post a story and photograph of what happened. Do your best to keep your GPSr out of the photos.
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