Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Jolly Sailor

The Jolly Sailor in the quiet of of early morning, closed, but all the notice boards are out on show.  I believe parts of the pub date from the 16th Century. The village of Orford dates back to medieval times but in 1579 it was reported as being  in "ruin and decay" due to continental wars, piracy and silting up of the river. Today it is a thriving fishing, sailing and tourist area.   I wonder if there is any sign of a jolly sailor?
Quay Street, Orford
 Well there is someone walking down the street with wearing wellies and carrying a life jacket. Perhaps not him.
Woodbridge, Suffolk
I wonder if he is down on the jetty - no only some hopeful people with a fish bucket. 
 He only seems to be appearing on the pub sign.  I wonder if he is inside with his parrot and drinking
  Broadside beer or perhaps I am searching in vain for
 the phantom of the Jolly Sailor.

An entry to ABC Wednesday. A sail through the alphabet.


12 comments:

Ann said...

Very cute story about the Jolly Sailor. I like the old building.
Ann

Roger Owen Green said...

It DOES appear to be a jolly place...


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Paula Scott said...

Well, I think we know why he's a jolly sailor! : )

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this post -- as we loved English pub names when we were there (well, and English pubs too!)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

great photo-story - in fact a JOLLY good tale.

chubskulit said...

I wonder if those people who gets in and out of that places are jolly as well.

Juice in Jars
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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Tito Eric said...

What a lovely town. I'd love to visit it some day :)

Cheers!

Wanda said...

Jolly indeed, and almost feels like a whimsical place.

Love the old brick buildings.

Martha said...

Perhaps the jolly chap is off at sea?

Linda said...

I've always wanted to visit Oxford. Wonderful array of photos.

Dave said...

Britain is such a beautiful country and your historic buildings really set that beauty off - Dave

Mama Pajama said...

great post, thanks!