Arundel Museum Talk : Sussex Inn Signs and their History

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Start time: 14:00

End time: 16:00

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Do you know your White Horse from your Red Lion, or your Kings Head from your Royal Oak…..?

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An afternoon talk with Dr Janet Pennington. The research for Janet’s doctoral thesis, The Inns and Taverns of Western Sussex, 1550-1700: A Regional Study of Their Architectural and Social History, (2003), took her to pubs all over Sussex and in many other counties. If you think you know your White Horse from your Red Lion, or your Kings Head from your Royal Oak, come along and learn something new.

Inn signs were, and still are, much more than external advertising for food, drink and possibly accommodation nowadays. The signs and their brackets reveal patronage, land ownership, social status, local personalities and events, opening a window on to the past. Sussex inn signs are a colourful addition to our urban and rural surroundings and they are still full of meaning in the twenty-first century.

Cost £8 Arundel Museum member, £10 non-member, includes refreshments.

To book please call the office 01903 885866, or pop into the Museum

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Adult: £8 Arundel Museum member, £10 non-member


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Name: Arundel Museum Manager



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Address: Arundel Museum, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AP

Telephone: 01903885866

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