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Derby Day

The Leathern Bottle

I’ve used a photograph of the pub to begin this blog. I took a few photographs on the day I took this one and took this on my way home through the car windscreen! It’s not a typical English pub, but one of the oldest at just over 500 years since it was first established. It used to have a workshop at the back and was a coaching Inn. The workshop made parts for guns and they went by coach to the gun makers of Birmingham. The coaches regularly got robbed by that famous highwayman Dick Turpin who was said to be a regular in the ‘Sign of the Bottel’ as it was known then. He was eventually caught and they tried to hang him but he jumped from the gallows and committed suicide rather than give them the satisfaction. Nice one; Dick… (more…)