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Advert for the South London Distillery Company

Advert for the South London Distillery Company

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.6833

Item number: 6833

Genre: Leaflet

Over the course of the 19th century, beer became the national drink of England and Wales. It was consumed by all strata of society, although in much larger quantities by the working classes. Cheap to make, it was easily available in public houses and beer shops. It was also safer to drink in many areas than water. As a result, brewers promoted the nutritious value of drinking beer, and certain stouts and ales (most famously Guinness) were even prescribed by doctors to encourage strength and wellbeing.

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