The Butchers Arms in Knodishall (Coldfair Green) – it
Frog & Toad for a few years. Most of the village is now in Coldfair
Green, with only a few houses remaining in the original village by the
parish church of St Lawrence.
Fortunately The Butchers Arms has reverted to its
name and boasts the brightly coloured ceramic eagle, set in relief and
owners: 'LACONS'. Above: the two versions of the Lacons eagle,
positioned to face the entrance doors, that shown on the right is the
angled door on the 'Leiston side'.
And here is the door on the 'Snape side'.
The central blind window is filled with ceramic pale grey tiles bearing
the (possessive apostrophe-free) legend:
and whether the smart capitals, resembling Gill Sans,
are fired onto the tiles before assembly, or painted onto the surface
afterwards is a moot point.
Ceramic Lacons signs can also be seen at Westleton on The Crown. See
page for more on this long-defunct Great Yarmouth brewery. Another
pub sign was for many years displayed on The
Blooming Fuchsia in Ipswich. See Links
for the Brewery History Society website and archive of signs.
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