Mere’s Old Ship sign is reinstated

24th November 2021, 2:23pm | By Karen |

A joint effort of Mere Town Council, local fabricator Jeffery Paul, voluntary roofer Dan Weeks and permission from The Old Ship through Peter Harding has enabled the Old Ship sign to be reinstated after it became detached.

The painted sign of the Old Ship is small compared with the elaboration and size of the supporting bracket. The beautiful designed bracket incorporates a golden coronet with fleur-de-lis. Hanging down is an ornate bunch of grapes. Flowers and leaves. There is the head of a what looks like a sea creature with a spring-like body. It has survived from the mid-18th century. Historic England suggest it is the work of Kingston Avery. He was a clock maker and blacksmith who lived at Mere from 1730-63.

Text and pictures by George Jeans

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