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Plume of Feathers, Hen Lane

These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
19361936TOM O' BEDLAM
19361937PLUME OF FEATHERS
19371995BANTAM INN/HOTEL
Bantam This is a reference to the plume of three ostrich feathers first adopted as a crest by the Black Prince. It now represents the Prince of Wales. In Holbrooks History (1996) it states that this pub opnened in 1936 as the Tom O Bedlam. This was very soon changed to the 'Plume of Feathers' a it was the emblem of the very popular Prince of Wales who became King Edward VIII in 1936. The name was changed again soon afterwards when he was deemed top have disgraced himself by marrying Mrs Simpson and bdicating the throne.

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