Patrick Carroll | Bell Inn Helston
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Helstonia – The Bell Inn, Meneage Street

Paul Corballis in his book Pub Signs (Lennard Publishing 1988) writes “…if you see a pub with this sign look around for a church.  This ancient sign originated with pubs attached to or near early churches.”  It is possible that there was in pre-Reformation times an ecclesiastical establishment of some kind on or adjacent to the present Meneage Street site of the Bell...