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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 25, June 21, 2009, Article 22

PUB COINS INSCRIBED BY WWII SOLDIERS

E-Sylum reader Johnny "Red" Walker forwarded this article about some interesting WWII souvenir coins that decorate a pub in Huthwaite, near Sheffield, England. -Editor
Pub Soldier Coins1 The Peacock pub in Huthwaite boasts an unusual feature which over the years has become a talking point for visitors. For when landlady Jo Edwards took over the Main Street pub in September last year, she was intrigued to discover around 38 coins nailed to the mantelpiece and the story surrounding them.

Said Jo: "I only know a bit about them, but various people have come in and mentioned them so I asked around.

"Apparently, they were put there by soldiers from Huthwaite during the Second World War.

Pub Soldier Coins2


"They had come in for some final drinks and before they went off again, they engraved their names on the coins and nailed them to the mantelpiece."

Added Jo: "People often come in and mention them one lady came in last week and said that her uncle is on there. It is a very interesting thing for the village."

To read the complete article, see: Pub coins honour Huthwaite heroes (www.chad.co.uk/ashfieldnews/Pub-coins-
honour-Huthwaite-heroes.5369340.jp)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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