Wednesday 10 May 2.00pm ‘Temperance and Tipplers”

That well known tipple Gin was invented by Lucas Bol as long ago as 1575 and our ancestors could not get enough of it…..CATNIP FOR HUMANS. After 250years and various attempts to deal with the social problems it wrought on society radical thinking took over. Peter Annable discusses the fall out from Gin, what was done to control Gin consumption, the radical solution and its consequences, how it impacted on one man and lastly what is still around today in modern life things we take for granted. All set against the backdrop of Victorian Gateshead