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Golden Lion

Date of photo: c1910

Picture source: Stewart Marsh

The Golden Lion was situated at 7 Market Street. This pub was later used as a bar called Gaiety, then Watercress Harrys.
Source: Harvey Long
George Kilborn ,formerly a draper was the publican here in the late 1870ś. His wife was Maria (nee Brown) the daughter of William and Mary Ann Brown who had kept the Sun Inn across the road.
George Kilborn was known as Gentleman George. A travelling salesman stayed at the Golden Lion but couldnīt afford to pay his bill . Instead he offered to make them a large wooden golden lion for the gable end of the building. This remained in place until about 1960.
Sheila Hooks (December 2020)
Now reopened as The Stitching Pony.
Stewart Marsh (November 2021)

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