The following query was posted on the website message-board by Janet Considine on 25/07/2002:
“Does anyone have information on the Blue Posts public house (Kidd and Hotblack) owned by Canon Brewery until 1926, when it was taken over by Tamplin and Son (Ltd)? My great-great-grandfather Henry Penfold and his wife Mary Ann Penfold had the Blue Posts.”
The following reponse was posted to the website mailing-list by John Blackwell on 04/08/2002:
“The Blue Posts Tavern still exists and is still recognisable as a pub, although now residential. It is in North Road on the north western corner with Frederick Street.
It was originally a beer house (that is, it was not allowed to sell spirits like gin or whiskey) and was tied to the Cannon Brewery in Russell Street, now underneath Churchill Square.
It had (still has) the house style of Kidd and Hotblack with half timbered upper storey brown tiles on the lower and distinctive small Georgian style toplights in the windows.
The photo of the Blue Posts public house was supplied by Janet Considine and taken around 1920