Lecture: The Red Lion - the 500 year story of a St Albans inn

at Zoom

Speaker: Jon Mein

In its prominent location in the High Street now occupied by Zizzi’s restaurant, the Red Lion was one of the principal inns in the town catering for pilgrims to the Abbey in the early days and motorists in its final years. In charting the history of the Red Lion from medieval inn to turnpike ‘service station’ to 20th century hotel, this talk questions our understanding of the development of St Albans.

A SAHAAS member for 13 years, Jon has been closely involved with several Society projects and publications and is the current editor of the Newsletter. His general interest in pubs arises from work on the Victorian Temperance movement. His research should appear in book form in due course.

Please register for this event via our Eventbrite page. It is free for members of the Society; £5 per person for non-members.

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