Today’s most uselessest fact: a West End beer Tsunami

One hundred and ninety four years and one month ago exactly,  in a brewery a couple of hundred yards away from here, a vat of beer containing over 135,000 gallons of beer ruptured, causing other vats to follow suit. Something over  323,000 gallons of beer burst out and gushed into the streets. Ten people were killed: eight drowned, one died of alcohol poisoning and one from dysentery.

The brewery was on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, where the New Dominion Theatre is now.

There ya go.


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