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A picture tour of Leatherhead - a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey
The Running Horse
The Running Horse - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(23rd January 2013)
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The Running Horse

This is one of the oldest buildings in Leatherhead dating from 1403 and built on Church land at the bottom of what is now Bridge Street and close to the banks of the River Mole. It was known in days gone by as " The Rummyng House" this was after an infamous landlady (barwoman) Elynour Rummying. On one of the walls inside can be seen a poem written by John Skelton called " Tunnying of Elynour Rummyng" - Skelton being poet to Henry VIII. On one occasion Elizabeth I is said to have said to have stayed at the Inn when the River Mole was flooded and impassable. During the 17th century the Inn was reputed to be used by smugglers. Today it is a typical 'local pub' serving beers spirits and food. I understand it has a reputation for many cask ales.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ25
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 5 mm, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/125 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: January 23, 2013, 12:02 pm
ImageID:1167620, Image size: 1280 x 928 pixels

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Comment by Josh Stretton(24th January 2013)

Looks an inviting place Vince

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