Bedworth was created largely in Victorian times, as a result of weaving and coal-mining. The town centre was comprehensively redeveloped in the 1960s and early 1970s, when the centuries-old and well-known King’s Head, at the top end of King Street, and the Old Pheasant, a little further down, both disappeared. So, too, did Bedworth’s status as an urban district, in Warwickshire. The Bear and Ragged Staff is the county emblem of Warwickshire and also the name of a public house swept away in the redevelopment of Bedworth’s town centre, but the name lives on in this Wetherspoon pub.
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