Last night, I was talking on twatter to ex-Pelsall girl and top knitter and cytologist Moominbadger about Beryl Reid, as you do. I mistakenly asserted Beryl to have been a Brummie, which seems not to be the case, Beryl actually hailing from Herefordshire. Since Moomin is a little on the young side to remember the great actress and comedienne, I dug out an clip on YouTube. This set me thinking… although we’ve talked about home deliveries before, we haven’t much covered the activity of pub-going, having a pint or two and what local brews and pubs were like in days of yore.
In order to kick this off, I’ve found some great beer adverts from times past, and assembled them into a post. What tales have you of closing times, rough boozers and curiously eccentric locals? What beer was good, and which was cutwerter?
Please do comment, or drop me a line at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!
I love the way the appearance of the text is horridly out of synch with Beryl turning to look at it…
Double Diamond apparently only drunk by the manly. Funny, that’s about the opposite of how I recall the general feeling on the matter.
I’d love to know where this was filmed, and if old Lester declared his appearance for tax purposes.
Worthington E was reputedly a lousy, week brew. Never drunk it myself…
Davenports seemed to be largely hated, but the Beer at Home brand was iconic. They did, of course, own Highgate Brewery in Walsall for a time.
Ah, Noddy. Banks’s adverts a bit of a rarity. Loved these two.