Whenever I walk passed a pub - or better still sit down with a pint in a pub - I can't stop thinking about the tales the building has to tell. What love or what loss, what joy or what sadness took place in such buildings? When I walked by the Bull and Dog in … Continue reading The Great Stainland Water Fight
The Best Of All Beverages
FROM THE DAILY EXPRESS, 24 APRIL 1900 What a tempting prospect - eight gallons of non-intoxicating beer for only sixpence. And could that be the late Ken Dodd advertising this special offer?
Viggormalt – Good Health My Dear
Pure beer at only one penny a pint! Who could resist it? What this 1939 advert - from a vintage copy of Picture Post - fails to tell us however is whether or not there is any trace of alcohol in the stuff. Nevertheless, I would be tempted to send of for a tin and … Continue reading Viggormalt – Good Health My Dear