Beer history Somerset

The Golden Lion, 1946

This photo was in the local paper in Bridgwater recently. It shows a queue for hot cross buns outside a bakery in 1946. Of course we were more interested to see the livery on the Starkey, Knight and Ford pub in the background.

The pub’s not there anymore, but my parents remember going there the day after they were married to keep warm during a power cut.


2 replies on “The Golden Lion, 1946”

There’s a newsagent in Taunton on the main drag and if you look carefully enough you can see the outline of SKF black horse prancing about on the upper storey, it’s next to the main post office next time you’re out there. That looks like one of the back streets near the Bridgie arts centre, not far from the Waddies pub on the quay.

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