Cheshire Life - - Nostalgia -

Seen here in 1906, the Ship Inn - still go­ing strong - may have been named af­ter the Swytham­ley, which sank in 1862, or may long ago have got its name as a con­trac­tion of ‘ship­pon’, for cat­tle shed. But in more re­cent times, the sign on the pub - parts of which date back to the 16th cen­tury - has shown the Nim­rod, the ship used by Sir Ernest Shack­le­ton in his Antarc­tic ex­pe­di­tion of 1907-9, on which a young Sir Philip Lee Brock­le­hurst of Swytham­ley Hall was an as­sis­tant ge­ol­o­gist.

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