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.
Source: Historic England Archive
People & Organisations
Photographer: Jwl, Jwl: Bedford Lemere And Company
Georgian Brewery, Horse Drawn Transport
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