Subject Areas:History, Travel
Name & Location:Mr Michael ASTROP Todmorden
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Subjects:Origins & Oddities of English Inn Signs
Few people realise that two thousand years of history is hanging over their heads, and that the humble pub sign can hold the key to a town's past. Pubs were rarely named by accident but were inspired by religion, royalty, heroes and the occasional scandal. This highly visual talk, with a quiz, explains how inns signs originate and traces their development from the Romans to the present day. Having attended this talk people will know how to read the signs and unlock the history of the inn and the travellers that took their rest and sustenance there.

Michael Astrop is the Northern Regional organiser for the Inn Sign Society and avid campaigner to retain old inns signs and original style depictions.
Availability & Fee:Anytime£40.00
Requirements: S, T, FClick for requirements explanation
Areas Covered: All Yorkshire covered
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