The Mortal Man

  • Description

    Website of The Mortal Man. "...A quirky traditional English Inn with 12 letting rooms, great atmosphere, well stocked bar, roaring fires, delicious food and probably the best beer garden...". "There has been an ale house here since 1689; a photograph of how the building once looked is to be seen on the back wall in the bar (more pictures of how The Mortal Man has looked over the years can be seen on the walls). Originally called The White House, The Mortal Man earned its great name from the locals of that long gone era, who became fond of the ‘Sally Birkett’ rhyme depicted on the inn sign. In time, the nick-name became so universal that ‘The White House’ was dropped in favour of ‘Mortal Man’. The inn sign was painted by a famous painter of the day called Julius Caesar Ibbetson: He completed the work by way of payment to the proprietor for the “wonderful hospitality” he had enjoyed during a fishing trip...."
  • Owner

    The Mortal Man
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.