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Swan - High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers
N 51° 45.584 W 000° 33.774
30U E 668190 N 5737125
Quick Description: This metal painted sign is in a sorry state.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/25/2011 9:50:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMC4PV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 2

Long Description:
Painted to emulate stained glass, this needs a bit of a re-paint.

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.
Name of Artist: Not known.

Date of current sign: Not known.

Date of first pub on site: Not known.

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The Mekon visited Swan - High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK. 4/1/2012 The Mekon visited it