Pub stamps for thirsty pilgrims

pilgrim passport pr 600pxPlans to revive a historic English route that medieval pilgrims used to walk to Santiago de Compostela in Spain have taken a step forward with the introduction of pilgrim stamps from pubs along the way – including at The Junction Inn in St Denys and other nearby hostelries.


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Until recently the stamps were only available at churches along the way.

But now pubs too are offering to stamp the special ‘passports’ of thirsty modern-day pilgrims with their own specially designed seals.

Every cafe along the Spanish route offers a pilgrim stamp, and these pubs are their English equivalent.

The new stamps are part of what’s described as “an ambitious project to revitalise the St. James' Way, a pilgrim path that starts at St. James Church, Reading, and finishes at God's House Tower, Southampton, before continuing via the Camino Ingles in Galicia, Spain, to the tomb of St. James the Apostle at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral”.

You can read more, and download the full announcement including a list of other participating pubs, here.

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