It can thus be assumed that the arms of the Crawley family in general, and of Robert in particular, are only the arms shown on the dexter side of the impaled shield: Azure, a chevron or between three lion's heads cabossed of the second, while the arms of the baronet who was the father of Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, were the quartered arms shown on the sinister side of the impaled shield: Quarterly, I and IV gules, a lion rampant or, II and III or, a bend engrailed gules between two crosses pattee fitchy sable.
Tom Branson spends a short while lodged in this pub in 1919, after his dismissal from the post of chauffeur at Downton Abbey for his engagement with Lady Sybil. The Earl of Grantham went there and offered him money to leave the estate and Sybil, but Branson refused his money.
In 1921, new maid Edna, who had eyes for the recently-widowed Branson, "accidentally" ran into him there. She had overheard that he would not be back for lunch and skipped work to go there. Later when she tells Mr. Carson that she cannot work that afternoon as she had made plans for lunch with "Tom" Branson, it is decided that she must be fired.In 1922, Carson puts Alfred up there, telling him there is flu in the house, which in fact was a ruse to keep him away from feuding Daisy and Ivy. In the end the ruse failed as Alfred stops in at the Abbey anyway. Tom later eats dinner there with Sarah Bunting in 1923.
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