Sweet History landmark (photo)

Horn and Trumpet Pub

Address: 14/15, St Augustines Parade, BS1 4UT

Above the clock outside the Horn and Trumpet pub is a carving of what the sculptor thought a Native American would look like - the headdress is made from tobacco leaves or feathers. The figure is a copy of the original sculpture which was a figurehead on the front of the Victorian paddle steamer the Demerara, which became stranded in the mud banks of the River Avon in 1851. The original figure was destroyed in the 1930s when the building it was fixed to was knocked down.

The British sugar colony of Demerara (now called Guyana) had a violent revolt in 1823 that involved nearly all of its 12,000 slaves.

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