Is there anything tastier than a lovely, locally made ginger beer? I don’t reckon so. But then, I’m biased.
My pal Thomas Evans knew the value of a tasty drink on a hot day. 1878 – that was the year he opened his mineral-water factory down in Sawston, the aptly-named Sawston Aerated Water Co, which provided work for folks living in the village at the time. Or perhaps it’s true to say that he didn’t quite know the value: he went bust in 1939.
I’m made of glazed stoneware, which means I am pretty hard-going – I’ve survived this long, haven’t I? But if I am not looked after in the correct humidity and temperate my glaze can crack and crumble. Bad news for ginger beer bottles everywhere.
Sawston pals, why don’t you adopt me, and help to keep a little piece of local history alive?