Saturday, 13 July 2013


This ornate carving is over the doorway of a former bank on Silver Street. The beehive, a symbol of industry, was the sign of Lloyds bank until 1884 when Lloyds took over a bank called Barnett, Hoares & Co who had a black horse as their sign. Lloyds kept the black horse sign as its symbol (which you can just about see in this post here). I much prefer the beehive.

The Weekend in Black & White is here.


  1. Fascinating and intricate design beautifully framed by the arcing feature!

  2. A perfect B&W contribution!
    Well done!

  3. The black horse is an elegant symbol, but seems to be rather a pun. I like the look of the beehive, and the doorway has its own elegance. Very fine detail, and fascinating information!