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The Horns

Date of photo: c.1905

Picture source: Geoff Wilkinson

The Horns was situated on Church Street. This was a small 18th century ale house which was opened in 1798 by James Stuart. The name originated from the enormous pair of horns at least 12 feet wide that were fastened above the door. They were reputedly dug out of an Irish peat bog, and the landlord was often asked if he would sell them. Whether he ever did or not we do not know, but The Horns Inn itself lasted until 1904 when it became a lodging house. The building was finally demolished in 1978. This building and the premises to the right of it stand on a double plot that once was the pub, now the Nationwide Building Society & a charity shop (see photo below).

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Picture source: Geoff Wilkinson