A view looking across Tottenham Court Road towards the Horse Shoe Brewery, premises of Meux's Brewery Company Limited

Date:
20 Feb 1906
Location:
Horse Shoe Brewery, 268 Tottenham Court Road, Camden, Greater London Authority, WC1
Reference:
BL19305
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Description

The Horse Shoe Brewery was the source of the 1814 London Beer Flood when a huge vat within the brewery failed, resulting in over 323,000 imperial gallons of porter spilling into the surrounding streets. Nine people died as a result of the flood. Eight of these deaths were caused by drowning or the effects of falling debris from damaged buildings. One person died the following day from alcohol poisoning. The Bedford Lemere daybook records Kelihers as the clients for this photograph.

Content

This is part of the Series: HBL01/01 Series of photographic negatives and prints; within the Collection: HBL01 The Bedford Lemere Collection

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Jwl, Jwl: Bedford Lemere And Company

Keywords

Georgian Brewery, Horse Drawn Transport