Smugglers and Smuggling - brandy and milk p.34

Here we read of a ritual amongst the smugglers, in which those 'connected with the 'contraband trade' ' assemble in the hills on summer evenings, to drink brandy and milk.

About Reminiscences of Smugglers and Smuggling

This collection of smuggling stories from early 19th century Hastings includes curious tales of jewellery hidden in fishermens' shoes, and of silk stockings sewn into the lining of petticoats. The author also incorporates a number of sailors’ songs.

Taken from: Reminiscences of Smugglers and Smuggling
Author / Creator: John Banks of Hastings
Publisher: John Camden Hotten
Date: 1873
Copyright: By permission of the British Library
Shelfmark: 8246.aa.6