Moreton in Marsh

 

White Hart Royal Hotel- Charles I stayed and apparently didn’t pay his Bill, hence him writing an IOU.

 

 

 

Six tulips representing the Mitford Sisters In 1916 David Mitford father of the infamous sisters inherited and moved into the Batsford Estate.

 

 

 

The Bell Inn. Thought to be Tolkeins inspiration for the inn called 'The Prancing Pony' in Lord of the Rings. Moreton may also be the imaginary town of Bree.

 

 

 

Four Shires Stone -.may be 'The 'Three Farthing Stone' in the Hobbit. Used to be the point where four counties met, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire.

 

 

 

Abbot Richard of Barking developed the Market town in 1222-1246

 

 

 

There may have been a Celtic church with seven springs, on the site of the parish church.

 

 

 

The Redesdale Market Hall designed by Sir Ernest George. The sun and moon designs are based on the clock tower.

 

 

 

William Towns (1936-1993) - Car designer

 

 

 

John Currill (1944-2018) Footballer, Cricketer and Groundsman.

 

 

 

Jim Steele- Southampton Cup winning goalkeeper and sometime Landlord of The Black Bear...Bear wearing Southampton Scarf.

 

 

 

James 'HillBilly' Hurrell - International Darts Player

 

 

 

John Betjemen stayed at Sezincote, just outside Moreton in Marsh..He is walking across the zebra crossing. 

 

 

 

White rose by memorial -Diana Hope Rowden, female spy, SOE Agent

 

 

 

Fox for Jon Fox Antiques - He taught me when I did my foundation course at Cheltenham Art College.

 

 

 

Mermaid - Mermaid Fish Bar.

 

 

 

Fire Engine heading to the Fire Service College, which occupies an old RAF Airbase, where they trained pilots for the Wellington Bombers..

 

 

 

Wellington aircraft heading towards The Wellington Aviation Museum on the Broadway Road.

 

 

 

 

Beagle - Beagle Bar and Brasserie

 

 

 

Gentleman with no money outside The Old Bank.

 

 

 

Much-binding-in-the-Marsh- Comedy radio show 1944-1954. Based on the RAF camp at Moreton.

 

 

 

British Iron Age settlement near the Cricket Ground.

 

 

 

Curfew Tower 16th century.

 

 

 

Sheep - Moreton hosts the UK's largest one day Agricultural show.

 

 

 

Picture Frames - John Davies Gallery.

 

 

 

Street Market on Tuesdays.

 

 

 

The Redesdale Arms used to be called The Unicorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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