Longdon, Staffordshire

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Comments (4)

Brownhills Bob on July 13, 2009

Hello Perdro

The Swan with Two Necks - staggered out of it a few times in my drinking days. I can recall being happily stranded here one snowy winter Sunday lunchtime in the late eighties.

Haven't been in for a good few years, but it retains a good reputation and seems to be very popular.

Best regards


pedrocut on July 13, 2009

Hi Bob

I took this photo because of the Ansells’ sign. I was born in Park Road Aston, looking down one side of the hill to Ansells’ Brewery, and the other to Villa Park.

Well Villa Park is still there but the Brewery and Park Road have long disappeared!

Best wishes, Pedro

Amelia Royan on August 3, 2009

There's another Swan With 2 Necks on the A53 between Market Drayton and Stoke. I didn't realise there are 2 (at least) in Stafordshire alone.

Nice one Pedro :))

Cheers, Amelia

pedrocut on August 3, 2009

Hi Amelia

Looking at a sight mentioning this Pub…

The Swan With Two Necks does not take its name from unusual bird-breeding activities in the area, but from Good Queen Bess’s love of ale. Up until the 16th Century, the swans of England all belonged to the monarch of the day, but Elizabeth was so grateful to the Worshipful Company of Vintners that she donated some of her birds. To distinguish the Vintners’ swans from their royal cousins, their beaks were marked with two notches, or “necks” as they were known in those days, leading to the pub name The Swan with Two Necks.

Best wishes, Peter

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  • Uploaded on July 13, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/01/26 14:14:55
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.34mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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