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Old 04-24-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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A nice little story from the BBC Local News.

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Fred Dell gets free beer for life in Fleetwood pub

A man from Lancashire has been offered free beer for life at the pub where he has been a regular for 76 years.

Fred Dell, 94, has been popping round to the Strawberry Gardens on Poulton Road in Fleetwood for a "swift half of mild", since he was 18.

Landlord Dave Shaw has now made Mr Dell, a retired gardener, a freeman of the pub, in recognition of his loyalty.
This bit made me smile, because it's so very Lancashire:

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Remembering his first pint in 1936, Mr Dell said: "You could get half a mild, five Woodbines and a box of matches and a penny change for half a sixpence.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-17819242
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