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viernes, julio 19

Temperance bars

(I don't know when or where I read it, sorry)

A temperance bar is one of a number of bars, primarily in Lancashire, England during the 19th century, that did not serve alcoholic beverages.

In the late 19th century, a number of such bars were established in conjunction with the Temperance Society. Originally, these advocated a moderate approach to life, especially concerning the consumption of alcohol; later, they moved toward abstinence from alcohol. Temperance bars with full temperance licenses (allowing them to serve on Sundays despite English trading laws at the time) were once common in many high streets and shopping areas in the North of England. The movement had a massive following, fueled mainly by Methodists.The bars quite often asked their patrons to sign a pledge of Temperance, meaning that they would abstain from intoxicating liquors. Temperance Bars were the first outlet for the drink Vimto in the early 20th century.