What a great pub sign photo. Crown & Anchor was a dice game popular with sailors and many pubs took the name as a way of advertising that the game was played inside.In the 15th Century all gold and silver had to be hallmarked in London but many items were stolen in transit. In 1773, Birmingham and Sheffield asked for their own assay office. The goldsmiths met in the Crown & Anchor in London and, when it came to deciding on their own assay mark, Sheffield took the crown whilst Birmingham chose the anchor.Elaine SaundersAuthor - A Book About Pub Nameshttp://www.completetext.com
That's really interesting! Thanks!
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