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2 Brookfields, The Grasshopper

History of 2 Brookfields

circa 1958: (email from DB 2021 who says this reminiscence is from her brother when he was about 5 years old)

“One particular memory I have is of visiting a pub called The Grasshopper, in Mill Road. I think we must have been on our way home from a trip to the shops. A delivery was under way and the cellar trap was open. A very strong smell of beer came from the cellar. Inside the pub was dark and cool. There was an open fireplace and the furniture was dark leather. I was young enough that, when I sat on a chair, my feet didn’t touch the floor (I must have been about five years old). My great aunt Beat (whom I thought of as my grandmother) was drinking stout (I think it was Mackeson) and she offered me a sip. It was the bitterest thing I had ever tasted and I remember thinking that I could never like such a thing!”


The Grasshopper Public House

Albert Ernest Frederick Arnold


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