The Shaven Crown at Shipton-under-Wychwood is an old pilgrims' hostel associated with Cistercian monks. It has special significance for our family since it was owned and managed by my great-great-grandmother (Grandma Coombes) during Victorian and Edwardian times.
The sign shows a tonsured friar holding a wine goblet and looking decidedly cheerful.
Mary Delany, Artist
4 hours ago