Another extract from the current exhibition all about the pubs and inns of Aylsham. The exhibition is open Monday - Friday - entry is free, but donations are always welcome. Why not come in to discover more....
THE UNICORN and a tale of two towns
In 1949 to 1974 the publicans of the Unicorn were Edwin and Nadia Laxen. Edwin was descended from the Laxen family – some of whom were saddle and harness makers in Aylsham Market Place, and some were bakers in Red Lion Street. A Richard Laxen (born in Aylsham in 1887) went to Canada and helped to set up a settlement in Saskatchewan, and named it Aylsham!
There is a talk in the Heritage Centre on Wednesday 29th May all about the two towns given by Richard Laxen (not the one born in 1887!) The talk starts at 7pm and costs £4 per person. Places can be booked via aylshamheritage.com or by contacting the centre.
Photo reproduced courtesy of Aylsham Town Archive