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Thread #98027   Message #1936285
Posted By: Richard Bridge
14-Jan-07 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pub Signs the Law
Subject: RE: BS: Pub Signs the Law
Paul from Hull, I have in the intervening few minutes not been able to trace the name of that enactment of Richard II nor to trace whether it is still in force. There are many Acts that have never been repealed that no longer serve any useful purpose. The act as cited would not have required a re-seller of beer as distinct from a brewer to hang a sign, and as far as I know it was customary from long before that for premises selling intoxicants for on-consumption to hang a log outside the premises, hence the many pub names like "the Crook Log" and "the Crooked Billett"