Friday, April 26, 2013

The Old White Hart Public House.

The Old White Hart Public House.
For way over a hundred year this building has been known as the White Hart and like so many public houses, the breweries or new free house owners decide without consultation that a name change is in order. The old White Hart has had two such name changes in the last few years. To a lot of old residents, though it has had a name change, still refer to it as the White Hart. The emblem of the White Hart was adopted as a royal emblem by Richard II for his livery, and an albino Hart Stag was a very rare find in Windsor Great Park, which at one time included Cookham.
I can only conclude that the present owner must be a great fan of Mazo de la Roche who wrote the book, “The White Oaks of Jalna.”

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