The Royal Children - Castle Gate - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 57.052 W 001° 09.074
30U E 624205 N 5868404
Quick Description: A photos then, later then, and now of The Royal Children Inn on Castle Gate, Nottingham.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/23/2017 9:56:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMW8AH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
A then, slightly later then, and now of the Royal Children pub, Nottingham.

Taken from across the street, looking roughly north west.
- The far left image is pre-1928 image of the former pub building that stood on this site. Note the whale bone sign over the entrance.
- The middle image is that of the rebuild of the 1930's.
- The right hand image is the present day, 2017.

"Formerly a Home Ales pub, the Royal Children is a 1933-34 rebuild of an earlier pub of the same name on the same site (Whitworth 2010), although Holland-Walker writing in 1928 puts the rebuild several years before his book was written (www.nottshistory.org.uk). This suggests a mid-1920's date for the present building. Popular legend has it that it was named for the children of the then Princess, later Queen Anne, the daughter of James II. The story goes that they lodged at the old inn on the site in 1688 (Whitworth 2010). A whalebone on display was formerly displayed outside the building and was used as a sign to indicate the availability of whale oil for sale on the premises. The Royal Children is in Nottingham City Council's Old Market Square Conservation Area. In 1876, the Royal Children was a fully licensed establishment under victualler Jas. Morley."

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Year photo was taken: 1920, 1940

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