As a child my parents drove under this large hotel sign every time we went through Stamford.

The sign is for the George Inn, that was one of the large coaching hubs when the North Road through was very busy. It put up guests in it’s 16th Century Rooms and passing along the gallows on the way into town served as a warning to Highwaymen but a welcome to the travellers.

In 1852 a decision was made to route the railways through Peterborough and not Stamford, it killed a large volume of trade and left Stamford as a very pleasant place to visit. There are over 600 listed buildings there too.

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