The Bishops Finger - A History of the Public House

Sandy Leong

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Professional Speaker
Paid: £75 local to Loughborough, Leicestershire, contact for charge for talks further a field.
1st April 2019
Public Houses | History | Beer | Wine

The British public house started life as a Roman Wine Bar and dates back over 2000 years. Ale was central to the Anglo Saxon sense of community, the place to get drink often marked by using a bush as a sign; by 1577 it is thought that there were 17,000 alehouse, 2000 inns and 400 taverns in England many with really interesting names that are still with us today and can trace back their origins.

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About Sandy Leong

Sandy Leong is a lively and entertaining speaker, married to a Malaysian, spending time living and working in Malaysia. She is a professional speaker, trainer & published author and historian enjoying bringing history to life. She has had a lifelong career as an educator & developer of people working in the UK & the Far East; she is a qualified teacher, past CEO of a Racial Equality Council, Guest Lecturer at Universities, and Colleges of Further Education. She is a Past President of a Speakers Club & an active member of the National Association of Speakers Clubs, & Chair of a Board of Trustees of a large charity. She speaks regularly at Conferences, & to a wide range of groups including, W.I’s, U3A‘s & Historical Societies & as an After Dinner Speaker and is also a guest lecturer with P & O, Fred Olsen, Saga and Thomson Cruise Lines.
Her specialist areas are the Vikings and the Tudors.

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