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Geordie Brass

Another Kirkwall character. This is Geordie behind a row of his favourite tipple at the time 'Wee Heavy'.
It is in the Cocktail bar of the Royal Hotel now the Orkney Hotel .
Cocktail bar indeed ! the linoleum floor covering incorporated at it's centre the image of a cock.
It was frequented by a hardy bunch of characters( you know who you are) nearest thing to a cocktail would be a Thunder & Lightning (Special Brew with a nip of whisky in it)
A great cure for a cold ,I was told . Mix 4 Beechams powders with a bottle of Special Brew in a pan and heat on stove, drink it down before retiring.
Ofcourse if you were a Lady one drank VAT 69 ? which was Special Brew in a fancy bottle.
Happy Daze
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Picture added on 26 August 2007
Aye some man wis Geordie.
Added by Sumteeik on 28 August 2007
A bit o' trivia here...
I think Geordie was the first man to get a 170 check out in the Kirkwall & District Darts League.
Not a lot of people know that!!
Added by Bruce Moar on 01 September 2007
Geordie 'Marching' Brass, if sufficiently fired up, Geordie would take to marching on the dance floor amongst the throng.
Added by Spoot on 01 September 2007
It wasnt called Vat 69, it was Carlsberg 68. it was realeased for the centenary of Carlsberg, and stopped being produced in 1978.
My granny used to drink them.
Added by Colin Sinclair (Spam) on 10 February 2009
So did I ... was about 7.5 abv ... not a grannies drink at all....not casting any aspersions on yer grannie Spam... god forbid....
Added by Mark Ridgway on 11 February 2009
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