Follycon Convention Diary Thursday 29th March 2018 Pre-Convention Pub sign Search Day

Photo taken by me – the skeleton at the Coach And Horses, Harrogate
Preston, England
April 6, 2018 4:49pm CST
My first full day in Harrogate. My bed and breakfast room was very warm and comfortable and the weather outside had brightened up nicely. The room’s shower cubicle was very small and the water kept getting hotter even after being turned down. The couple running the hotel were delightful and served me a full English breakfast each morning of my stay. After breakfast and my job searching online, I headed out to explore the town and found lots of great pubs, including the Coach And Horses which celebrates Harrogate’s part in the British visit of the Tour De France cycle race. This extends to one of the most extraordinary pub signs I have yet seen, the three dimensional life sized sculpture of a skeleton riding a Penny Farthing bicycle. I picked up a handy book on the pubs of Harrogate on my walkabout too. After drinks in this and a few other bars it was time to meet my convention friends. Arthur Chappell
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@snowy22315 (56158)
• United States
6 Apr
It sounds like you will have a great time there!
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• Preston, England
6 Apr
@snowy22315 it was great. I am back now - catching up with my online activity
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@Kandae11 (40338)
6 Apr
A skeleton on a bike for a pub sign? I wonder if it has a deeper meaning.
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@Corbin5 (122985)
• United States
6 Apr
That pub sign is incredible!!! You certainly sound like a fun time was had on this holiday.
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@Courage7 (21353)
• United States
8 Apr
Oh I missed this one too. Look at that guy..so wonderful Arthur..you get great photos of all your travels. You are so lucky to be able to do so.
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• Preston, England
8 Apr
@Courage7 thanks, I love finding these kind of signs
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@Courage7 (21353)
• United States
8 Apr
@arthurchappell Welcome and thanks too
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@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
8 Apr
Sounds like an interesting time so far. Sounds like they are making sure you eat well
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• Preston, England
8 Apr
@KrauseHome the food was great throughout the weekend
@Ithink (10492)
• United States
7 Apr
The signs there are so unique!
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• Preston, England
7 Apr
@Ithink this one certainly is
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@jstory07 (72438)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Apr
You are having a good time. Tell us more. I always find things like this interesting.
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• Preston, England
7 Apr
@jstory07 more coming very soon, thanks
@LadyDuck (188725)
• Switzerland
7 Apr
This pub sign is creepy Arthur, but surely catches the eye. I am glad you had a nice comfortable room.
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@Poppylicious (10089)
7 Apr
That pub sign is very cute!
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@JudyEv (141827)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr
That's an amazing pub sign. I'm not surprised you were so taken with it.
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