TL0798 : Cross Keys (2) - sign, 21 Elton Road, Wansford

taken 7 years ago, near to Stibbington, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Cross Keys (2) - sign, 21 Elton Road, Wansford
Cross Keys (2) - sign, 21 Elton Road, Wansford
In the past, probably more than today, the Cross Keys would be widely recognised as a religious symbol, which represented St. Peter as the keeper of the gates of Heaven. Hence it was a popular sign for pubs and inns when most people were illiterate and pubs needed easily distinguishable signs. Going further back in history, in medieval times many inns were religious establishments and the signs normally had religious associations, such as the Angel, the Lamb and of course the Cross Keys. Pubs and inns of this name can be found in other countries too. The only English style pub in Cusco, a large city in Peru, is called the Cross Keys but it only dates from 1986!

TL0798 : Cross Keys (1), 21 Elton Road, Wansford.
TL0798 : Cross Keys (3), 21 Elton Road, Wansford.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 076 989 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.6420N 0:24.7958W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 076 989
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