Lecture: The Red Lion - a 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 in the early days to motorists in its final years. In charting the change of use from small medieval inn to turnpike ‘service station’ to 20th century hotel, this talk throws new light on the development of St Albans.

A 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. This research should appear in book form in due course.

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