The two figures above the entrance to the Pipemakers Arms in Wish Ward are getting a facelift. In their prominent position, they catch the eye of nearly every passer-by.
One is put in mind of a ship’s figurehead, though examples of two figures are not so common. Were they real local characters? Members of the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipemakers and Tobacco Blenders perhaps?
Does anyone know their history?
Image Credits: Nick MacRae .