Meanwhile, in the intervening weeks before they hatch and before we announce the 'new development' hinted at last week (delayed for reasons beyond our control), we will post here about various peregrine related things.
This post is about how the peregrine falcon has got itself involved with pubs and beers!
Four or five years ago, a new pub was built in a suburb of Derby and the local paper ran a competiton to decide what name it should have. The winning name was 'The Peregrine', the pub named specifically after the cathedral birds! I have been there some time ago now - but I can't vouch for the beer I'm afraid!
|The new(ish) pub in Chaddesden, Derby|
Then, last Sunday, driving through the middle of Derby past the old Eagle Centre Market I noticed a pub called the Castle and Falcon. I suspect this is a new name for an old pub - but whether the name has any links with our cathedral birds I know not. The castle is definitely fictional - Derby doesn't have one!
|Old pub, new sign, fictitious castle!|