Chiltern Society PhotoGroup

It pays to look above you in Beaconsfield since there are so many hanging signs attached to the shops and, as here, the old coaching inns for which the town was famous. The Old White Swan is thought to date back to the 16th century, although records can be confusing since the names of inns and public houses were often transferred to other buildings. We understand from historian Julian Hunt that the original Swan Inn was at the west end of London End, opposite the Royal Saracen's Head.
Author: J Harrison