From the April 6, 2013, Yahoo! News by Eric Pfeiffer.
Part of Plymouth, England's Minerva Inn is made of wood from sunken ships from the Spanish Armada in 1588 as well as the fact it has been in business for 500 years. You'd think it would get some respect.
However, the city says the structure is a fire hazard and the wood needs to be painted over with a flame resistant paint. That would cover up thousands of hand-carved messages from service men and celebrities.
Bar manager Shelly Jones is fairly sure that Sir Francis Drake, the commander of the British fleet that defeated the Armada would like what is being forced on the bar, which, besides being rich in history, is also supposedly haunted.
No Paint. --RoadDog