Tamworth lecture shares story behind pub names

RUB-A-DUB: Do you know the story behind Tamworth's pub names? We want to hear them.
RUB-A-DUB: Do you know the story behind Tamworth's pub names? We want to hear them.

YOU can get it whetting your whistle, sipping, supping, scoffing or quaffing, but there could be quite a tale behind the public houses serving your cleansing ale.

And as a matter of fact, you can now get the story behind the world’s most bizarre bar names and inn insignia in Tamworth, this Friday.

A public lecture hosted by the Tamworth Association Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) will dive into the curiously-coded names given to pubs.

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The talk will be delivered by British lecturer John Ericson at the Tamworth Town Hall at 6pm on Friday, September 7.

The colourful lecture highlights some of the most interesting and distinctive signs of history before exploring the fascinating stories behind the origin of some of their peculiar names.

He will also be presenting in Armidale on a different topic “The Shakers of North America: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts on September 6 (Michael Hoskins Centre, TAS).

If you would like more information, please contact: Meg Larkin on email at adfas.tamworth@gmail.com

Know the story behind the names of Tamworth’s pubs? Get in touch at jacob.mcarthur@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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