Monday, 11 December 2017

Why Neil’s a knight in shining armour

A PUB landlord gave his daughter a fairytale day by dressing as her knight in shining armour.

A PUB landlord gave his daughter a fairytale day by dressing as her knight in shining armour.

Neil Ainsworth, who runs the Argyll in Henley market place, stood outside his premises with four-year-old Fern dressed as a princess. They were accompanied by regulars April Angold and Glenn Alexander on their horses from Southend Farm stables.

Mr Ainsworth said: “Fern dared me to wear the suit because she wanted to dress as a princess and the idea grew.”

Staff from the pub gave away tasters of ale to passers-by and sold bacon rolls, raising £262 for the Royal British Legion.

The suit of armour will be familiar to regulars as it usually hangs on the wall of the pub. Mr Ainsworth said: “Seven years ago I had the sword made and I wanted a piece of armour for the pub, a breastplate or a shield, and I found this guy who makes it in the traditional manner so I ended up buying the whole suit.”

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