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The History Of Pub Signs

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The History Of Pub Signs

  1. 1. The History Of Pub Signs Excerpts from Wikipedia.org’s Definition of Signage
  2. 2. WHO KNEW? In 1389, King Richard II of England compelled landlords to erect signs outside their premises.
  3. 3. It Was The Law The legislation stated "Whosoever shall brew ale in the town with intention of selling it must hang out a sign, otherwise he shall forfeit his ale” Pardon Me? Forfeit ALE???
  4. 4. 8 Glasses A Day? • This was in order make them easily visible to passing inspectors of the quality of the ale they provided
  5. 5. 8 Glasses A Day? • This was in order make them easily visible to passing inspectors of the quality of the ale they provided • During this period, drinking water was not always good to drink and ale was the usual replacement
  6. 6. The Evolution Of Pub Signs • Later, the adaptation of the coats of arms or badges of noble families became common
  7. 7. The Evolution Of Pub Signs • Later, the adaptation of the coats of arms or badges of noble families became common • These would be described by the people without consideration of the language of heraldry
  8. 8. The Evolution Of Pub Signs • Later, the adaptation of the coats of arms or badges of noble families became common • These would be described by the people without consideration of the language of heraldry Thus such signs as The Red Lion & Green Dragon have become familiar, especially as pub signs
  9. 9. Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Sign Depot Enjoy The Ale At Your Pub With This New Knowledge
  10. 10. Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Sign Depot Enjoy The Ale At Your Pub With This New Knowledge

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