Category Archives: Signs and symbols

Words and Remembrances

Maryport pier has a collection of paving slabs which, if read together, make up a wonderful poem. I couldn’t photograph every slab, because some were too weathered or moss-covered, and the light was poor.

Here are some of the words, along with a couple of nearby memorial wreaths.


Odd pub signs: The Pelican in her Piety

I was walking in South Wales recently and came upon this strange pub sign in the village of Ogmore.

Pub signs - Pelican in her Piety - Ruth LivingstoneCouldn’t resist a photograph.

The Pelican in her Piety.

What an odd name. Why call the pub  after this particular bird? And why is she pious? Continue reading Odd pub signs: The Pelican in her Piety