Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Britannia In A Beery Sandwich


Back to the Britannia of Elland Bridge. She graces the splendid facade (are those Doric or Corinthian columns?) of what once was the Huddersfield and Halifax Bank and is currently the premises of a web and graphic design firm. But the delight of the scene that greets anyone lucky enough to drive across Elland Bridge is the way that this relatively modern building (it dates from the end of the nineteenth century) is sandwiched between two less pretentious - but much older - inns : the Malt Shovel and The Bridge. A Beery Sandwich if ever there was one.

7 comments:

John said...

A beer sandwich, bit of a challenge for some of our TV chefs.

Roy said...

Those are definitely Corinthian columns - the acanthus leaves are the clue.

Hmmmm... One has to wonder about the placement of a bank between two pubs.

Sunny said...

When I was a child growing up in England, I never took notice of the wonderful architecture of the old buildings. It's nice to revisit with older eyes :)
☼ Sunny

Valerie said...

I guess the idea was that it wouldn't be too far to go to get a liquid lunch.

Michael and Hanne said...

Our Methodist Church is right next to the pub. Now Methodists are not supposed to drink. It was fun to see how many of the congregation used to wash down the Communion wine with a pint of bitter after church! Now that was liquid lunch alright!

Chairman Bill said...

I suspect the columns are of the Barnsley order.

Vicki Lane said...

Hail, Britannia! Perfect placement!