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The London Beer Flood - 200 years!

Jack Blandiver 17 Oct 14 - 05:17 AM
G-Force 17 Oct 14 - 07:08 AM
Bounty Hound 17 Oct 14 - 07:26 AM
Dave Hanson 17 Oct 14 - 09:28 AM
Bounty Hound 17 Oct 14 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,Rahere 17 Oct 14 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 17 Oct 14 - 12:31 PM
Dave Hanson 17 Oct 14 - 02:42 PM
Jack Blandiver 18 Oct 14 - 01:37 AM
Bounty Hound 18 Oct 14 - 05:25 AM
Stu 18 Oct 14 - 05:53 AM
GUEST,Rahere 18 Oct 14 - 07:50 AM
Stu 18 Oct 14 - 08:18 AM
Paul Reade 19 Oct 14 - 04:37 AM
Roger the Skiffler 19 Oct 14 - 11:39 AM
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Subject: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 05:17 AM

Thought this might be of interest here:

What really happened in the London Beer Flood 200 years ago?


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: G-Force
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 07:08 AM

There ought to be a song about this.


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 07:26 AM

There is something about it on 'The Tale of Ale' a collection of songs on a fairly obvious topic produced about 30 years ago, but still available on CD from topic.

I've not listened to the album for a while, so from memory, I think it might be a recitation rather than a song.

John


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 09:28 AM

That would be ' Meux's Porter Vat ' sung by Joby Blanchard.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 09:33 AM

Indeed Dave, that would be the one, I guess as you said 'sung by' then it is a song!

you've either listened to it recently, or have a better memory than me ;)

John


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 11:09 AM

Alongside the Boston Molasses Flood, one of the more problematic incidents in life.
The element of Nemesis in the Beer Flood, of course, was when the owners of one of the houses affected started selling tickets to see the bodies of the deceased, and packed the house so full the floor gave way, decanting the lot into the cellar beneath, which was still full of beer. Another six were added to the toll: what a way to go, though!

Do you fancy a beer?
I've one in the cellar,
And while you're both here,
I've a tale from a feller...


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 12:31 PM

LONDON BEER FLOOD
by the Washington state based accoustic folk group "Ask Sophie"

www.m.reverbnation.com/artist/1517447/songs


Drink it down, drink it down,
We've got to save the town......'


Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Nice sound effects at the end


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 02:42 PM

I have the CD ' The Tale of Ale ' put together by Vic Gammon featuring the late Willy Rushton among the many great singers,absolutely brilliant.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 01:37 AM

Eh, when I was a lad there were a proper LP that were - a double 'un it was too! 1977 - what a year for folk that was, like punk never happened...

You can get the full beautiful artefact on vinyl complete with authentic snaps, crackles & pops so beloved of us vinyl traddies HERE for 20 sick squid complete with poster - or you may buy the somewhat reduced CD version HERE for a solitary sick squid.

You pays your cephalopods, you takes you choice!


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 05:25 AM

At risk of it sounding like one upmanship, I've got both, CD and vinyl

and a superb compilation it is too! Must dust it off and have another listen.

John


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Stu
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 05:53 AM

I've been doing my family history and it turns out my ancestors lived in the St Giles rookery; the font my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was baptised in is still in St Giles' church and I saw it for the first time a few of weeks ago when we were in the smoke for dinosaurs and Kate Bush. I also had relatives who were baptised in St George's in Bloomsbury, the church in Hogarth's Gin Lane which was based on the rookery.


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 07:50 AM

I've sung in St Georges', the secret is to use the flat walls in the roof for reverb.
St Giles' was renowned as the last pub for the condemned on the way from Newgate Prison to Tyburn. A final wet of the whistle...


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Stu
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 08:18 AM

We didn't make it St George's unfortunately. Said relatives had a Fleet Wedding too.


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Paul Reade
Date: 19 Oct 14 - 04:37 AM

A similar incident a few years ago: I remember being very late for a meeting in Nottinghamshire as the M1 was closed because ... a tanker carrying Marmite had crashed, spilling its load!

See http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/nov/29/marmite-spill-m1


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Subject: RE: The London Beer Flood - 200 years!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 19 Oct 14 - 11:39 AM

What a way to go! Reminds me of the old joke ."Beer killed my old man. A barrel fell off the dray and crushed him".
RtS
(who remembers horse-drawn deliveries)


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