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Offline AlanH

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Re: Pub names
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 09:26:14 »
Not sure who those residents supposedly told about the pub name origins were but can't recall my father saying anything like that and he drank in both for years.
Mind you I suspect many drinkers then and now couldn't give a flying fig what any pub is called or why.  :)
AlanH.


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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 16:33:43 »
For the benefit of future historians, it should be recorded that those who dreamed up some of the ludicrous names that have been applied to drinking establishments in more recent times were almost certainly high on LSD, or something.

Offline Roseann

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Re: Pub names
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 13:06:43 »
I don't know if this is true or not but on Baker street in Rochester is a pub and after it was built they noticed just a minutes walk down an alley was another pub called the Denmark Arms in Albert road Rochester, one of the workmen said "Who'd Ha' Thought It" so they decided to call the newly built pub that, well that's what lots of residents were told, whether it's true or not I don't know but I would like to think it true.
Hope x

Offline Carol gent

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Re: Pub names
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:08:44 »
Hi mickelburgh.
Thankyou for your reply most interesting,
Carol.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 23:19:57 »
`Church & State` was usually an alliteration to Thomas a Becket`s dispute with Henry 2 or a reminder that, (more so in the past), your life was dictated by both the law of the land and ecclesiastical law.

Offline Carol gent

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Pub names
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 16:03:15 »
Hi, does anybody know how some pubs get their names. For example, Church And State, no local church I have found dates as far back as 1841, if that is of any help.
Many thanks.
Carol.

 

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