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Here’s a response to AMT281‘s question concerning the concentration of Blue Posts pubs in central London, from Leon:

Blue Posts are so named (I am led to believe) because the original actual blue posts marked the limits of the hunting ground which Soho was during olden times.

It’s an interesting theory, and quite plausible; can anyone confirm or refute? Or does it relate to some other aspect of Soho history? Are the Blue Posts marking, for instance, the locus of the 1854 cholera epidemic? Or are they simply referring to, er, what were protruding from the trousers of gentlemen roaming Soho, seeking relief?

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2 Responses to “Blue Posts”

  1. Paul Says:

    http://books.google.com.au/books?id=3Z3XzmHduXQC&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=blue+posts+sedan+chairs&source=bl&ots=d_VuBqHK5i&sig=F2-n0dpCfof5NNo8d5IjFiynqL0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=25bkUtLAD8iXkwWWl4CwDg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=blue%20posts%20sedan%20chairs&f=false

    Blue poles marked where you could get picked up (literally) by a sedan chair.

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