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    Quote Originally Posted by _Red_ View Post
    I've got 2 bottles of Newcastle Brown in my cupboard that I have had for about 25 years,they have immense sentimental value...
    In the loft I've got an un-opened bottle of Mandora Lime Cordial squash. I bought it from a boot-sale abt 28 years ago. According to the date code cut on the base of the label it was bottled a few years before then, and at a time when I was working there as a labtech responsible for such things. The upper part of the contents do not look very healthy. It's amazing what the house-clearance bods offer at boot-sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Watson View Post
    When I was a lad Norfolk was famous for being a real ale desert - everything was Watneys. Glad those days are gone!
    Watneys! I'm just old enough to remeber that - a virulent orange fluid that looked like it would be more suitable as a meduim for corrosion testing. Never tried drinking it.
    My introduction to beer was my fathers home brew, and very good it was too. Mass produced beers and lagers were referred to as 'eurofizz' and treated with appropriate disdain.
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    I'm pleased to see that off licences, including those in breweries, are now in the list of essential retailers and are allowed to stay open!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoni View Post
    In the loft I've got an un-opened bottle of Mandora Lime Cordial squash. I bought it from a boot-sale abt 28 years ago. According to the date code cut on the base of the label it was bottled a few years before then, and at a time when I was working there as a labtech responsible for such things. The upper part of the contents do not look very healthy. It's amazing what the house-clearance bods offer at boot-sales.

    Wot's your story? Bet it's better....

    I retrieved them from the fish pond when my dear old dad moved out of the house I grew up in and just ended up keeping them
    (he kept em in the pond to stay cool though we did have a fridge by that time old habits die hard)


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    Originally coming from Newky brown territory where bottle feeding the brown stuff was commonplace I've had many a night that led to temporary amnesia, however after being in Dublin for my 40th a "few" years ago I discovered Guinness, a true liquid heaven...
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik


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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoni View Post
    In the loft I've got an un-opened bottle of Mandora Lime Cordial squash. I bought it from a boot-sale abt 28 years ago. According to the date code cut on the base of the label it was bottled a few years before then, and at a time when I was working there as a labtech responsible for such things. The upper part of the contents do not look very healthy..........
    Perhaps you should check it, maybe the wonder-drug we all are searching for right now !!
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    Now if we are talking temporary amnesia
    Then it has to be a Carlsburg special snakebite
    Have been found asleep in some strange places after 2 or 3 of those


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev C View Post
    Now if we are talking temporary amnesia
    Then it has to be a Carlsburg special snakebite
    Have been found asleep in some strange places after 2 or 3 of those
    I developed a taste for Special at one time in my Life, buggered if I can remember when

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    How life has turned full circle, from their small origins as village/town brewers to huge multinational homogenised "ales and lager" and back again to micro breweries re-inventing the cottage industries. Even here in France, there are micro breweries springing up, we even have one at our airfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    Watneys! I'm just old enough to remeber that - a virulent orange fluid that looked like it would be more suitable as a meduim for corrosion testing. Never tried drinking it.
    My introduction to beer was my fathers home brew, and very good it was too. Mass produced beers and lagers were referred to as 'eurofizz' and treated with appropriate disdain.
    I remember the old joke: Donít take the piss out of Watneys...it needs all the flavour it can get!


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