Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Down the Hatch


Among the stuff kindly sent to me last night and referred to here, I was sent this poster of the Saddleworth Beer Festival.1985  Hand designed and quite nice really. Notice the drain on the left hand side of the road. I quote my benefactor about this particular festival.

"The Saddleworth poster has a drawing of the front of the building as you approach up the street, however the significant part of the drawing  for those in the know, was the grid at the side of the pavement on the left. This related to an incident after the Sunday lunch time drinking up session the previous year when a young lady had got rather drunk in the two hour session and instead of using the toilets at the entrance/exit had decided to sit down on the pavement outside and have a piss in the grid. As there is a panoramic view from the window in the hall, this was witnessed by several of the members who were clearing up."

Things weren't always easy in the old days you know.

I have loads more of this old toffee. It'll serve you right if I post it.

14 comments:

John Clarke said...

They were the days when our branch used to visit this festival in a 53-seat coach.

Curmudgeon said...

Surprised Cookie isn't yet on the case with this one - I would have thought it was right up his street.

Jeffrey Bell said...

This one is a case of "check your privilege" and "stop victim shaming". As you were.

Jeffrey Bell said...

John Clarke, all your comments suggest you're ancient but having now met you (twice and in surprisingly quick succession!) you certainly don't look it. I mean that dodge ear ring dates you a bit unfavourably, but your boat race is relatively youthful.

Tandleman said...

This one is a case of "check your privilege" and "stop victim shaming". As you were.

Who's this aimed at? Seems a bit of a non sequitor.

John Clarke said...

Ah yes Jeff, but you should see the picture in the attic.

Jeffrey Bell said...

Tandleman, you need to check your privilege because it is male privilege to be able to piss wherever you want, standing up (see here, point 3, if you think I'm on a wind up: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/05/proof-male-privilege/).

And you're victim shaming because you're making fun a woman who had to piss in a drain. She was a victim of that male privilege.

It's a good job you've got us younger beer bloggers to keep you up to speed on gender issues. I don't know.

Jeffrey Bell said...

John Clarke, I've got one of those pictures in the attic, he looks about 36, whereas I look... oh dear. I got this Dorian Gray stuff wrong, innit.

Tandleman said...

Well fuck me. I think more lasses should have the balls.... well not the balls ...... to piss in a grid as required. Bet there isn't a feminist around that hasn't.

Jeffrey Bell said...

By suggesting women shouldn't have balls you're being transgenderist. Watch it.

Arms Mersey said...

Use a grid and become a victim. You read it here first.

Tandleman said...

My coat's on a shoogly peg here.

Curmudgeon said...

Until I looked it up I thought you were talking about chapel hat pegs there :p

Tandleman said...

I'm sure you've worked it out by now.

Must go. I have a skelf in my finger!