Sunday, May 3, 2009
The Pub Sign Guy
Poor Rick barely had time to take a shower after flying all night from NYC; we caught a cab to Waterloo Station, met Ann and Mark for the early South West train to Salisbury, then took a cab to a small farm village on the out-skirts of town where we met up with the "Pub Sign Guy". Some of the ladies had met this guy at one of the antique fairs earlier and we could not wait to see his collection of acquired original pub signs.
Ann and Mark chose this sign and a few oils they uncovered in the warehouse. The sign we ended up with is behind the "sign guy" to the right, it also has an anchor on it and the original iron hanging bar and frame. Eventually we will hang it in the "River Cottage" in Boston.
You might get a kick out of some of the other signs we had to choose from! After we made our purchases we took the advise of the "sign guy" and followed him to the neighboring village for the local Cuckoo Festival. It was a great day to be outside and out of the city.....I'll post on that another day!