Wednesday, October 06, 2010

ABC Wednesday:
L is for The Ladysmith

The Ladysmith public house on Wellington Road, Ashton under Lyne, opened in 1860 as a beerhouse named the Railway Tavern. It became fully licensed in 1865 as the Railway Hotel. In 1983 it was renamed the Ladysmith after the former barracks in the town.

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  1. And you could get a haircut next door :-)

  2. I think it must have something to do with the Siege of Ladismith during the South African War. The sign looks like it is that time.

  3. Of course, it reminds me of Ladysmith Blasck Mambazo, the singers who performed on Paul Simon's Graceland album. Interesting.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team