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The Penda's Arms, Naburn Approach

The Penda
2000. View of the brick built public house 'The Penda's Arms' situated in Naburn Approach, off Sherburn Road. The painted hanging pub sign depicts Penda, pagan King of Mecia, who was deated by the christian King Oswy in the Battle of Whinmoor, 655AD, and after whom the pub is named. There are some fascinating accounts of this battle and the history of the area available.

User Comments:

Paul Emmett

I named the pub! The Skyrack Express ran a competition c1980 when the pub was being built. I suggested "The Penda's Arms" and it won. In addition to an invitation to the official opening ceremony - and being given the first pint pulled - I got a six month supply of Tetley's Pale Ale. My photo was on display in the pub for some time. I wonder if it's still there?

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Lynne Kirk (nee Holliday)

My uncle and aunt, Terry and Maureen Dudley, were the first managers of this Tetley pub when it opened. They ran it for a number of years.


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