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Bill, Oulton Brewery

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Bill, Oulton Brewery
11th July 1869. Bill from Bentley's Oulton Brewery, 'Ale, Porter & East India Pale Ale Brewers',to Thomas Horn of Thwaite Mills.

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Graham A. Schofield

Is there anyone out there who might be able to understand this invoice? In the 'Cask Column', the figure seems to be '4 something or other', but when you enlarge it, it appears to read 11/11. The 17 in the 'Gallons Column' is much easier to understand. Even if it was for only seventeen gallons of beer, it was still a snip at 136 pints for 14s/2d. That's a fraction over 70p. I today's alien currency. How values have changed. I remember an old aunt once telling me that when she was young, children could be seen at the back door of public houses, often as early as 6a.m. in the morning, buying Gin at 2d. a bucket, to take home to their parents, or wherever. That's the equivalent of 0.833 pence in today's terms. No wonder Gin acquired the spurious title, "Mother's Ruin".




Edward Emmerson

Bentleys used to use glass tubing joined together by rubber sleeves instead of stainless steel. For beer lines.


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