WHO SHOOK HANDS WITH THE PRINCE OF WALES AT THE CRAB & LOBSTER?
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Who shook hands with the Prince of Wales at the Crab & Lobster?
The Crab and Lobster formally the Shoulder of Mutton, dates back to the mid 18th Century and used to have a butcher’s shop next door. The hill where the car-park is now was used for staking out animal skins to dry them. One of the first licensees was butcher Thomas Johnson in 1755.
The pub seems to have stayed in the family, during the Victorian era, a remarkable character, Bobby Johnson, is reported to have said to the visiting Prince of Wales (later Edward VII)
“Hoo’s yer mother? Ye mun tell her ye hev shekken hands wi owd Bobby Johnson of Asenby.”