18 May 2010

The Ship Inn, Lower Stoke

A few photographs of the pub in good times and bad.

Firstly, Herbert Watson, my Great-Grandfather. Pictured standing on the steps of the original pub during the late 1940s or early 1950s, Herbert was in his late 70s when this photograph was taken. He died in 1955.

Secondly, another photograph of Herbert, this time with his daughter and her husband. Herbert's father-in-law, Henry Spencer (my Great-Great-Grandfather), ran The Ship Inn between 1889 and March 1901.

Then a few in a sorry state. Boarded up in 2007. Gutted out in 2009. And in 2010 . . . gone!

What next I wonder?