Old Honiton: The Globe or The Lamb?

This grainy image depicts the late Bert Moore (left) enjoying a quiet pint with a pal in a long-gone, old Honiton hostelry. He is the one wearing the flat cap, his trademark, just so that you are sure.

Mr Moore, formerly of Custance House in Queen Street, was a regular at The Globe.

However, having lived in Manor Place for many years before moving to Queen Street, he also occasionally visited The Lamb Inn opposite.

Which High Street pub do you think he is in?

We think it is The Globe, based on information provided by one of his granddaughters who now lives in Plymouth.

Mr Moore worked for a business formerly based in the old Lamb Yard. His family had run a tailor’s shop in the town.

He was married and had two daughters and a son, now all deceased.

One of his daughters worked at Honiton Pottery and has been depicted in the past on a screen at Allhallows Museum.

His mother, Ann, was a Goddard, making Mr Moore a blood relative of many surviving Honiton families.

If you recognise any of the features in this image, get in touch.

Honiton was a major thoroughfare on the Exeter to London road before the by-pass, meaning it once boasted a large number of inns.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the High Street was dotted with coaching inns that accommodated everyone from noblemen to drifters – not to mention to odd highwayman.

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