In April, I’m posting 26 blogs, one for every letter of the alphabet. I write historical romance set in Regency England, and I’m offering a brief lexicon of words to help you understand the story world of my Regency characters. Follow the links for more in depth information.
Y is for Yard of Tin:
The Yard Of Tin was a horn, generally a yard or so long, used by the guard of a mail coach or stage coach to warn of approach and departure.
In this illustration by James Pollard, the red-coated guard standing on the back of the coach is clutching his horn. At the sound of the horn, the posting inn staff would jump into action for a hurried change of horses.
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