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    I have many photographs of Liverpool pubs, particularly from the early years of the twentieth century. Brewers, in particular Walkers, took photographs as part of the licensing process and there are substantial ledgers of their pubs in Liverpool Record Office. Interestingly, the breweries were only interested in the exteriors – often with the manager and [...]
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    Do you have any photo's of the Ship on Netherfield Road, the top of Upper Potter Street, it was my Dads local.

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    Jones' Knotty Ash beer. Wanna tell us anything Mart, you said you were only 50 odd?
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    That till's worth a couple of grand now if it where knockin about somewhere today.

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    Here's what it looks like in colour....smart ain't it.

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    I have an old black/white advert for J Jones and Co Brewers dated 1891 from the The Liverpool Citizen, part of it says over 100 medical men supplied, also states now ready for family use.
    Cash prices Pale Ale ( bitter ) 10s per firkin, Strong Ale 17/6, Mild Ale 13/6, 10s, 9s and 8s Stout 10s. I wonder how many doctors and locals stayed sober

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    Quote Originally Posted by dot View Post
    I have an old black/white advert for J Jones and Co Brewers dated 1891 from the The Liverpool Citizen, part of it says over 100 medical men supplied, also states now ready for family use.
    Cash prices Pale Ale ( bitter ) 10s per firkin, Strong Ale 17/6, Mild Ale 13/6, 10s, 9s and 8s Stout 10s. I wonder how many doctors and locals stayed sober
    Of course "firkin" is an old name for barrel.

    I wonder if anyone has any thoughts about the barrels that are visible behind the bar? There's one down the bar, directly facing the camera, and a number of them side on in front of the middle, taller barman. Each of those latter barrels have what look like a shield on it. In my opinion, it looks to me as if they are not actual working barrels but just decoration, though I stand to be corrected.

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    "Of course "firkin" is an old name for barrel."??

    * Firkin – 9 gallons
    * Kilderkin – 18 gallons
    * Barrel – 36 gallons
    * Hogshead – 54 gallons
    * Butt – 108 gallons
    * Tun – 216 gallons

    Those in the picture appear to be spirit 'containers'.

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    Thanks for giving us the capacities of the firkin et al., Oudeis. Also your opinion that what we can see in the pic are spirit "containers" -- it occurs to me that such containers used to be visible in the old Yates Wine Lodges... yes?

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    I have never darkened the door of any of these wine lodges, I have never seen one even.

    I did hear of one pub back home that had it's beer in barrels sited along the back wall of the bar. I have magnified Colin's picture and 'see' the tall guy filling something from one of the barrels...it may have been a bottle?
    Bottles may well have been in short supply back then. I doubt whether either beer or spirits were transported in anything other than barrels...notice the jugs above the till.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Bottles may well have been in short supply back then. I doubt whether either beer or spirits were transported in anything other than barrels...notice the jugs above the till.
    I did notice the jugs above the till and concluded that they were probably for water for gents to have with their Scotch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    "Of course "firkin" is an old name for barrel."??

    * Firkin – 9 gallons
    * Kilderkin – 18 gallons
    * Barrel – 36 gallons
    * Hogshead – 54 gallons
    * Butt – 108 gallons
    * Tun – 216 gallons

    Those in the picture appear to be spirit 'containers'.
    you forgot the pin 4 and a half gl the old Threlfalls pubs used them to serve barly wine from

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    Here is a close up of the barrels - which makes clear what their contents were: gin, rum and Irish whiskey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Wilkinson View Post
    Here is a close up of the barrels - which makes clear what their contents were: gin, rum and Irish whiskey.

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    Very fine. Thanks, Colin.

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