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Inn Signia: The Art Work and Stories behind Peculiar Pub names John Ericson Wednesday 26 February 2020

Stimulating talks presented with style and humour.....

Pubs and their signs are a fundamental part of our history and cultural heritage. In this colourful and entertaining lecture John shows some of the most interesting and distinctive signs before exploring the fascinating stories behind the origin of some of their peculiar names. Who could fail to be intrigued by ‘The Bucket of Blood’, the ‘Cow and Snuffers’ or even  the ‘Eager Poet’ – and who on earth was ‘Blind Jack’?

John Ericson

Formerly a lecturer at the University of Bath where he was Director of Studies in the School of Education with responsibility for the professional development of teachers. He has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant and this has given him the opportunity to give lectures and presentations at conferences all over the world. In 2011 and again in 2017 he undertook extensive lecture tours of Australia and New Zealand and has been a popular speaker on the NADFAS circuit for a number of years.