Saturday, May 29, 2010

Historical Trivia on a Saturday...

There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London ...
....which used to have gallows adjacent.

Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hung.
The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ''ONE LAST DRINK''. If he said YES it was referred to as, ONE FOR THE ROAD.
If he declined, that prisoner was "ON THE WAGON".

So there you go...More history...
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and then ,once a day, it was taken and sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you, were "Piss Poor". But worse than that were the really poor folk ,who couldn't even afford to buy a pot. They... "Didn’t have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.
And that's the truth... Now, whoever said history was boring!
More email trivia but Interesting to ponder on this Saturday from a plumber's wife...Hahaa...Y'all have a great one!