87107218 magpie 1 - Pub pictures saved from London skip displayed online

Pub pictures saved from London skip displayed online

“History dies without the present. There is no future without the path made to it by the past.”Aidan Chambers An “irreplaceable” archive of photographs of some of the country’s most striking public houses that was nearly lost to posterity forever is made available to the public. Read more from the Source: Pub pictures saved from […]

81233118 1989 1 - Why Iceland banned beer

Why Iceland banned beer

A century ago, Iceland banned all alcoholic drinks. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But full-strength beer remained off-limits until 1 March 1989. Megan Lane asks why it took so long for the amber nectar to come in from the Icelandic cold. When the mercury hovers below […]