October 17, 2011

October 17: London Beer Flood, 1814

The Parish of St. Giles was one of the worst slums in London. When a giant beer vat broke open on October 17, 1814, sending a tsunami of beer crashing through the streets, the residents just didn't have a chance.

Read article here.

Pictured: Logo from Meux and Company Brewery, now in public domain.  

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