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Tilhead, Rose And Crown: Painting In Bar - a Memory of Tilshead.

Summer 1959 (I think) I was with Abingdon School Combined Cadet Force at Westdown Camp for our annual training week. The nearest pub, for us naughty under-age drinkers in the evenings, was the Rose and Crown. Apart from the excellent beer and the landlord's tolerant welcome, my abiding memory is of a simple watercolour(?) painting, possibly over the fireplace, of a night time veiw of the pub under a full moon with a bird standing behind a pig outside the front door. Below the painting instead of a title were the letters BEVOAPAOTRACOAMN. A pint for the landlord bought the translation: "Bird's eye view of a pig's a**e outside the Rose and Crown on a moonlit night". Is the painting still there? Indeed does the pub still exist?

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Sat Feb 22nd 2020, at 10:27 pm
Anita Mundy commented:
The Rose & Crown pub is still in Tilshead. Not what you would call an English pub now!! I saw that picture you are talking about. So funny.

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