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The Blackboy Inn, on Blackboy Hill

The Blackboy Inn in Bristol


Photograph of The Blackboy Inn, on Blackboy Hill, in Bristol. The are several local myths about this public house.One is that slaves were sold nearby, another is that it is near to where the black servants came when they were not working. There were many public houses named Blackboy in Bristol in the 18th century, during the time of the slave trade. They could have been named after King Charles II, who was known as the Blackboy because of his dark hair and complexion.This pub may have been named after him, or after a lost group of stones on the nearby hill, or even after a racehorse!

Creator: BCC Museum

Date: 2003

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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