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How Louis the Peacock Inspired Our Decor


Whitby has a very interesting and varied nautical history, but the story of Whitby’s Louis the Peacock is firmly based on land, Flamingo Land to be exact…

Our teal blue, green and gold decor in both our downstairs cafe and our upstairs Ballroom was inspired by Whitby’s very own peacock – Louis the Peacock.

Louis lived in Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby during the 1950s/60s. He was a firm favourite of the local children who would go to visit him and his peahen regularly. Like swans, peacocks mate for life, and when Louis’ peahen sadly passed away, Louis spent his days calling out for her.

The people of Whitby decided to give Louis a new lease of life. He was moved to a nearby farm, which you know today as Flamingo Land!

Whitby still has a special place in its heart for Louis, and a metal sculpture of him resides in Pannett Park today. Why not visit the park and see if you can find Louis?


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