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Wish I had known about this one: The Ship and Shovell

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Many thanks for that interesting snippet, Mil. I hadn't come across that one!

The pub sign of 'The England Expects' had the flags of Nelson's famous signal painted on it. I have scoured pub records, e-mailed pub historians and pestered Norfolk friends for any mention or recollection of this pub which I saw in the early seventies but nobody can recall anything of the name. It is seriously weird. I'm beginning to think I imagined/dreamt it!


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I think that this thread could be almost endless! There is a web-site called Beer in the evening where people leave comments on pubs they have used. The index throws up 113 with "Nelson" in the pub's name, another 236 called "Lord Nelson", 33 called "The Victory" and 20 with "Trafalgar" in the name - including The Trafalgar Hotel in the town of Nelson (Lancashire) :)

When members of this excellent forum have the inclination, they could try putting in some nautical or naval names into this site, and see what comes up.

Then, of course, we have the various beers with maritime names: Adnams Broadside and Regatta, and Seafarers Ales is one that I came across recently (on the side of a goods vehicle going down a motorway).

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In contrast, another modern pub, the Powder Monkey at Exmouth in Devon, was named after a real woman called Nancy Perriam aka Ann Hopping. She was with her husband on board a ship at the Battle of Nile. She came from Exmouth originally and ended her days in a house there that is now marked with a blue plaque. She is buried in an unmarked grave near the church at Littleham, a village just outside Exmouth, where Nelson’s wife, Fanny, is also buried.



On a visit to Exmouth I came across the pub Roy mentioned. The Powder Monkey.

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Mil Goose wrote:

On a visit to Exmouth I came across the pub Roy mentioned. The Powder Monkey.


Thanks for that link. One could, with a bit of imagination, say that the bar seems to be painted in a 'Nelson chequer' :)

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We mentioned George Manby in this thread, and travelling around the Great Yarmouth area these past few days, I noticed he has a restaurant named after him in Gorleston.

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