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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 8, February 19, 2006, Article 15

THE THOMAS DE LA RUE PUB, GUERNSEY

This week in MPC Gram 1425, Steve Feller published part II of
his account of a recent trip to the British Channel Islands
ersey and Guernsey, where he sought out museums and collectors
of numismatic items from the WWII occupation period.

"Walking back to the hotel I did a double take when I saw the
pub by the hotel was named the Thomas de la Rue! More snaps on
the camera and an inquiry led to the story that this was the
former home of the one and only founder of the great printing firm."

The Thomas De La Rue pub is in St Peter Port, Guernsey.  When
an early-morning gas leak forced the evacuation of a nearby area
in 2003, "Charlie Beardsley, licensee of the Thomas de la Rue pub,
opened early for people unable to get into work.

'I went to buy a litre of milk this morning and realised I was
living behind a police cordon,' he said.

'I came down because all the people were still outside.

'I said to police if they wanted to let them in to keep warm,
I didn't mind.'

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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