Thursday, 19 December 2013
Signs at the White Lion
Since I posted yesterday about the White Lion I've discovered the photograph I took of the sign in November 2012.
I've only now noticed the remnants of a "ghost sign" on the building opposite. I'll have to get a closer look at that another time.
According to a leaflet about the "Stockport Town Centre Heritage Trail" it seems in 1815 the then landlord of the White Lion fired a cannon to inform the town's people of the British victory at the battle of Waterloo and at a "Wife Sale" in 1831, William Clayton sold his wife for five shillings to a J Booth. She was handed over with a halter round her neck.
A contribution to signs, signs.