Friday 3 December 2010: Meanwhile...
I am so so sorry to interrupt my little Christmas Story which will resume in the next day or so BUT I went for lunch with my sister today at The River Wyre in Poulton and couldn't resist blipping this magnificent fireplace. We had our first sprinkling of snow today and coming in from the icy cold to be met with this had me reaching for the camera and my sister saying'this is going to be your blip today isn't it?'!
A Little Pub History
Built in 1896, the pub was originally called The River Wyre Hotel, local reports at the time said that it attracted some very distinguished guests.King Edward VII was once seen drinking here with a group of gentlemen, and in the 1940's British stage and film acting couple Barry Barnes and Diana Churchill were regular visitors. It is thought that nearby Fleetwood was the first planned town of the Victorian era.
An imposing pub with great riverside walks, The River Wyre has counted smugglers, royalty and actors among its guests.