by Esmerelda Weatherwax (November 2009)
More pub signs.
The first Ark Royal was build for Sir Walter Raleigh and became the flagship of Lord High Admiral, Howard of Effingham and saw action against the Spanish Armada and at Cadiz.
350 years later the second Ark Royal was commissioned in 1914 as a seaplane carrier, which was quite innovative and saw action in the Dardanelles. The third Ark Royal was commissioned in 1938 as an aircraft carrier, was involved in the sinking of the Bismark in May 1941 and was torpedoed and sunk off Gibraltar 6 months later. more>>>
"That old tree" indeed. These are superb, and a fascinating commentary too. It's incredible how much history there is in pub names and signs. And doing the research must be a pleasure.
Hi Granny, your photography has improved immeasurably since you took the picture of that old tree! - Keep on clicking!