A. Bryant, Bulls Head

Photo:Pint Measure from Bulls Head Inn , Ashwell

Pint Measure from Bulls Head Inn , Ashwell

Photo:A Bryant Bulls Head Ashwell inscription on base

A Bryant Bulls Head Ashwell inscription on base

Pewter Imperial Measure Pint

By Scott Thomsen

I recently bought an Imperial Pint measure at auction at Napier, New Zealand. Inscribed on its base is "A. Bryant, Bull's Head, Ashwell, Herts." It has ten verification stamps "VR 484" (Hertford County) and one "VR 66" (Stafford County) immediatley left of PINT. The maker is John Warne,  Blackfriars Rd, London. Peter Greener has confirmed that there was a public house by that name in Ashwell, however I cannot find a reference to a publican "A. Bryant".  Can anyone provide more information? I will happily supply more detailed photos to anyone who is interested. I wonder how it found its way to New Zealand.

Thanks, Scott Thomsen.

This page was added on 18/05/2017.
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Thanks Scott

I have added your pictures to the page





By Peter Greener
On 18/05/2017

Thank you Peter. I've amended it since. 

By Scott Thomsen
On 22/05/2017

We would like to thank the person who sent in the following information:

From a report in the Cambridge Independent Press on the 3 December 1887 the license for the Bull's Head, Ashwell passed from James Bryant to James Pritchard so perhaps it is a 'J' inscribed on the measure and not an 'A'

By Peter Greener
On 22/05/2017

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