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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

For England Part 3


Pig 'n' Whistle, a British theme pub, has an outlet in the heart of Brisbane on the world famous Queen Street Mall that specialises in gourmet British food.

The history of pub signs date back to the Roman times, when reliefs made of stone or terracotta were hung outside to denote the trade or profession of the occupants of the building.

In 1393, King Richard II passed an act which made it compulsory for pubs and inns to have a sign (his own emblem the 'White Hart' in London) in order to identify them to the official Ale Taster.

Brisbane City History - 1849 - Fortitude, Chaseley and Lima arrived with 630 immigrants, organised by the Reverend Dr John Dunmore Lang, a Presbyterian clergyman, promoter and journalist, an important man in the colony's history.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anne said...

Great shot Darren! I love the very relaxed atmosphere...

5:35 pm  
Blogger Kris said...

my kind of place!

6:35 pm  

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