Sign for the Black Horse

  • Description

    "This popular sign dates from at least the fourteenth century. Its use appears to be a reflection of its convenience as a visual symbol. By the seventeenth century the phrase had become the nickname of the 7th Dragoon Guards, who rode mainly black horses. The sign was also by this time used by the goldsmiths of Lombard Street, London and is now associated with Lloyds Bank as well as remaining a popular pub sign." Photo by Maigheach-gheal, 2011.
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  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 260 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-04-05
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