The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2169   Message #1355346
Posted By: Fliss
13-Dec-04 - 02:48 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Admiral Benbow lyrics
I come from Shrewsbury and there is an Admiral Benbow pub in the town much beloved of bikers in the 70s.

Until recently the site of the house Benbow lived in as a lad on Coton Hill was occupied by a local car firm. The key that Benbow left on a tree, when he ran away to sea, is in a case by the showroom.

The town's modern (1960s monstrosity) market hall has a tower and clock which is named Benbow.