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A lone tree outside the Red Lion
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A lone tree outside the Red Lion

I cannot recall seeing any other photographs of the Red Lion with only one pollarded tree standing in front of the building. Early photographs always show two such trees, but no doubt one died and the other was removed quite soon afterwards.
At the rear of the inn there used to be a deep cellar, which was once a smugglers’ storeroom. In olden days its cellars were noted for containing many a keg of brandy, bundles of silk, and parcels of tea brought up along the sunken road, Coos Lane. However, in the 1920s the room was converted to the more lawful pursuit of generating electricity to light the hotel.
Picture added on 22 December 2012 at 20:10
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