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Helping Mum buy beer !

by nottinghamcsv

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nottinghamcsv
People in story: 
Frederick Brewer
Location of story: 
Newark
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5556738
Contributed on: 
06 September 2005

"This story was submitted to the People's War site by CSV/BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Frederick Brewer with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions."

I had to go and get the beer for my Mum from the local pub - the "jug and bottle" dept. I was about 10 years old. I used to go to a little window to get the beer in a bottle that held 2 pints. I worked out that the landlord stuck the sticky label over the bottle cork, so it wouldn't get opened, but I worked out you could peel off the label while still wet and have sip down to the level of the star and re-seal the sticky label over the cork before I got home. My mum always said what a tight whatsit for filling it up to the star exactly !

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