found whilst searching for some hyperlinks...
The "original" White Bear pub once stood on the area
of open ground to the right of the garage. On the 16th April 1941 a parachute mine
was dropped by an enemy plane and landed on the pub killing four local people and
two soldiers – the pub was rebuilt further back from the road.
Full article (a walk around Masham) here. Thanks to Mark Reid, whoever you are.