Saturday’s wedding, our 11th and final wedding of 2019, was in the lovely village of Epperstone in Nottinghamshire. The village hall looked stunning courtesy of The Marquee Company Ltd. We would like to congratulate Carol & Tony and wish them all the best for the future 🥂
Same location but just different view from my post from the other day , On the left is the Old Corner Pin Pub , On your right is front entrance of Victoria Centre and you see Burger King is a Carpet Shop , How times change , Town Centre Nottingham.
I could proper do with a beach break right now. I’m craving the sun so badly and I’m just generally done with being cold all the time. Oh what I would give to spend the day sunbathing and splashing about in the Med. 🌞🌊
We’re in the thick of preparing for Christmas which also means schools and nurseries are busy doing Christmas nativities.
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🎓Today Mathew Horne received an honorary degree from NTU. He was awarded a Doctor of Arts in recognition of his significant contribution to acting and charitable work. Head over to our story to hear how he felt to receive the award, what advice he would give to students and how excited he is for the upcoming Gavin and Stacey Christmas special.
The Trip to Jerusalem Public House, Nottingham, 1930s
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The Trip to Jerusalem pub has an old and venerable history which, as can be seen by the date on its outside wall, it claims goes back to 1189. It is difficult to verify this date especially as there is photographic proof that its wall once displayed 1199 as the pubs establishing date. However, the Trip does claim to be the oldest inn in the world. The one notable thing about 1189 is that it is the date of King Richard I's accession to the throne and this is where the legend begins. We are told the Trip to Jerusalem is so called because the Crusaders, if not Lion-hearted Richard himself, stopped there on the way to the Holylands on the Crusades to fight the Saracens. This may be so, although Richard spent little time in England. The word 'trip' does not necessarily mean a journey in this case. An old meaning for trip is a stop on a journey, like being tripped up, so the inn's name could mean a stop or rest on the way to Jerusalem. The Trip was also formerly named 'The Pilgrim'. Very early maps of Nottingham do not show any buildings in the vicinity of the Trip's site but it must be remembered that people were living in the caves of what is now the Castle Rock even before the Saxons populated the present Lace Market, and The French Normans developed the Castle Rock area. There is evidence that the Castle Rock's caves were in use after the castle was built. It is possible that the caves were being used as the castle's brewhouse in the twelfth century, using a steady supply of water from the River Leen at the bottom of the rock. Perhaps further evidence can be found in the area's name of Brewhouse Yard but, of course, this may be of a much later date taking its derivation from the Trip and its now demolished neighbour, the Gate Hangs Well.
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