Lecture: The decline of the many inns of St Albans, 1660-1850
October 22, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, AL1 3XG
In 1663 St Albans had at least 30 inns; by 1830 there were fewer than a handful left. This story of local decline is contrary to the national picture. Looking at innovations in technology, business process and institutions, this talk explores the reasons for this paradox.
Jon Mein has been a member of the Society for 14 years, is editor of its newsletter and closely involved with several of its projects and publications. Jon’s general interest in pubs arises from his work on the Victorian Temperance movement. This research should appear in book form in due course.