Thursday 18 November 2021

One Thing Thursday

I'm back in Bury St Edmunds today with a rather odd Lloyds Bank sign I spotted. The green is right, but where's the familiar equine? This one with the beehive is its precursor and was the bank's symbol from the 1820s. A quick scrabble round dear old Goggle tells me that it symbolised thrift and industry and the black horse didn't come in until 1884. The bank used both of the symbols until the 1930s.



  1. How do you find all these interesting things! Another bit of Bury St Eds history I've never noticed despite walking by 100s of times

    1. It's when I'm able to walk without needing to do jobs and can just take my time. Looking up alot helps too! Arilx


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