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Pub's name not an insult

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With reference to the letter regarding the pubnamed The Turks Head. After reading the letter, I did a little research on the internet and found several references to Turks Head.

With reference to the letter regarding the pubnamed The Turks Head. After reading the letter, I did a little research on the internet and found several references to Turks Head.

Among others - knots used by Boy Scouts and the like - was one that seems more than likely the source for this name for the pub.

Like pubs named The Saracen's Head, it goes back to the time of the Crusades and is an honourable reference to the fighting qualities of the Turk - hardly a racist insult. Or did I misunderstand the point in the letter?

Just as a matter of interest, pubs got their names and signs outside when our literacy standards were not what they are today. It helped people to recognise what they were.

Many of us have been given directions to unfamiliar places by pub names. Are we to lose this on the altar of political correctness?

Not wishing to insult the lady, she could have taken her grandchildren to the public library and done the same research that I did.

Mike Gough, Brookside Close, Wombourne.

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