Seen 50 years ago

It was very interesting to read the article about the discovery of the coat of arms in the building which was the Royal Mail Inn at the bottom of Bridge Street.

My husband, Bryan, has, on several occasions, mentioned the fact that while he was serving his apprenticeship during the 1950s with Mr Bert Hamblyn, he was working in this building and uncovered this coat of arms.

However, after reporting this find, he was told it probably just belonged to some minor farming family and was duly told to cover it up so the room could be finished.

This was done so, in fact, this preserved it for another 50 years to be rediscovered again now.

Val Pedlar


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