Identity for 'The Three Chimneys': an historic inn located in Biddenden, Kent

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This identity by Gavin Ambrose and Beth Salter in collaboration with Chris Bigg aims to preserve the unique nature of the establishment. The hand crafted lettering of the name of the inn is based on historical findings and forms part of a larger set of typographic works at the inn. During the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) it is said that up to 3,000 French prisoners were kept at nearby Sissinghurst Castle. The French seamen were placed on parole in the surrounding area and were allowed out as far as the pub building. At the time locals referred to this as the 'Three Wents' (or three ways) but the prisoners called it Les Trois Chemins. The unique name of the Three Chimneys therefore derives from the French term for the junction of three roads.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2018


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