#OnePlacePubs: The Weavers Arms

The Weavers Arms was a C19/early 20 pub at the west side of the end of the drive into Sion Baptist. The only image I have of it as a hostelry is this photo of a glass plate negative which was part of a display in the Whitaker, the local museum. Springhill house is the bright building in the centre at the back, behind the trees.

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I haven't been able (read: had time) to research the landlords etc of this pub. Interestingly most inquests and other 'official' business seemed to have been conducted in the Red Lion, about 50 yards round the corner. It ceased trading as a pub in the mid C20 after which it became a chip shop and then a private dwelling, which it remains today.

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The early picture is a silver gelatine 'dry plate' glass negative, which were common between ~ 1873 and the late 1920s. I had a go as inverting it in Affinity photo software and this is the result. Much quicker than in the darkroom…

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