Fancy a Christmas tipple?

17 December 2020

Loughborough Echo, 12 December 1924

‘There was a brewer’s dray man and he used to distribute the barrels of beer from the Midland Brewery with a shire horse and day. He drank that much that he would fall asleep with the reins in his hand. The horse would take him down to the brewery. Of course, there wasn’t much traffic in those days. Somebody would get the driver off and sober him up, then take the harness off and put the horse away. The horse came right through Loughborough. It knew its way home.’

Extract from ‘Loughborough As I Remember It (Memories of the Town before 1945.)’  (Various contributors. edited by Jean Carswell, published by Leics Libraries, 1988)

The original Green Man public house (left) just before demolition in 1971. Photo: Charnwood Chamber of Trade Diamond Jubilee booklet, 1982.
Another view of the Green Man. Photo: Bygone Loughborough in Old Photographs, Vol 2.
The Bull’s Head on the High Street, c1910. Photo: Bygone Loughborough in Old Photographs, Vol 2.