Hitchin pub’s rogue apostrophe is away with the angels...

Where's the apostrophe gone? Manager Amy Smith outside The Angel Vaults Inn.

Where's the apostrophe gone? Manager Amy Smith outside The Angel Vaults Inn. - Credit: Archant

It’s official – the rogue apostrophe which has been the talk of Hitchin’s beer drinkers and punctuation enthusiasts is no more!

The soon-to-be opened JD Wetherspoon pub in Sun Street has seen the confused punctuation mark – sometimes called a diacritical mark – hover in various places around signage at the front of the building before eventually being removed by workmen this week.

As Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon categorically told the Comet: “The pub is named The Angel Vaults Inn. There have been various thoughts about apostrophes on the pub name and they were made for the signage. However, when the pub opens the name will not have any apostrophes.”

The new pub, which is in the former Conservative Club premises, has been named in tribute to an earlier pub which once stood nearby, before the Churchgate centre was built.

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