Langport & District History Society is delighted to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the new landlord of the Black Swan, Mike Dandy. As one of the oldest pubs in Langport, Mike wants to decorate it with historic photos of Langport as it used to be. The History Society has amassed a collection of digital photos of the area, but has nowhere that they can be displayed. So when Mike got in touch with the Society, they found that they could do each other a good turn.
Chair of the History Society, Janet Seaton, has presented Mike with a copy of the Society’s photo book, Langport & Huish Episcopi Through Time. She has also made a selection of photos that Mike might like to use in the pub. She said, “It’s really encouraging to find someone who wants to give the Black Swan the tlc that it so badly needs, and who intends to make it into a really good local pub. More importantly, Mike’s plans to refresh the inside won’t strip it of its historic character. We welcome this great opportunity to work with Mike to show people some of Langport’s rich heritage.”
LDHS members will also research and compile a history of the Black Swan for display in the pub.
Shakspeare Glass & Arts has recently selected 6 of our images which they have had printed on canvas for display in their café area. The display will be unveiled during the Langport Festival, which runs from 18th to 26th June. There are also plans to have a selection of photos framed for display in Langport Town Hall.
Copies of Langport & Huish Episcopi through time are available from the Secretary, price £10.