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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1999

(Name from)

Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's

Latest 2001

(Name to)

76-77 St Dunstan's Street

Canterbury

Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's sign 2002

Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's sign 2002.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

 

In 1997 the "Tap and Spile" changed name to the "Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's," this being the third change of name since 1997 when it was originally the "Rose and Crown." However, this didn't last long either as in 2001 it again changed to the "Unity."

I believe the pub was named after Canterbury Rock Group Caravan's title track to their 7th album, released in 1976. The pub used to frequent the pubs in the St. Dunstan's area and very likely drank in this one before it had this name.

At the end of the track you can hear two voices and dogs barking saying the following:-

"First voice: "What are those two doggies doing over there?"

Second voice "Well, the doggie in front is blind and his friend behind is pushing him all the way to St Dunstan's"

 

Caravan album cover Caravan album cover

The album cover of the Caravan album.

 

 

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