Roaring Twenties," the decade of bathtub gin, the model T, the $5 work day, the first transatlantic flight, and the movie."

Dance workshop at the Cheltenham Literary Festival 17th Oct 2010

The Charleston dance became extremely popular in the especially with Flappers. The dance could be done by oneself, with a partner, or in a group.


Gordon's gin is the world's most successful gin and possibly the most maligned.

Pink gin is a typically British way of enjoying gin. It is widely agreed that the drink was first created by members of the Royal Navy. Plymouth gin is a 'sweet' gin, as opposed to London gin which is 'dry', and was added to Angostura bitters to make the consumption of Angostura bitters more enjoyable.   Angostura bitters were discovered as a cure for sea sickness in 1824 by Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert.  The British Royal Navy then brought the idea for the drink to bars in Britain

Battle of the Gravelines (Spanish Armada) 1796 Philipp Jakob Loutherbourg

The Roaring Twenties..flappers, madcap heiresses, speakeasies and bathtub gin.

The Roaring Twenties.flappers, madcap heiresses, speakeasies and bathtub gin.

Bathtub Gin Anyone

Texas Guinan * Texas Guinan: Texas Guinan portrayed by actress Gladys George

19th century gin palace

Refurbishment and fit-out of the Gin Palace in Dublin. All bespoke joinery manufactured and finished to the highest standard by Sammon Woodcraft.

19th century gin palace 2

The Gin Palace, Dublin - a bit fancier than my mum dads Gin Palace in their back garden!

Yum, that is all.

Created by: Audrey Saunders and Kenta Goto of the Pegu ounces Plymouth ounce lime ounce simple ounce Pernod mint sprigCubed iceShake in stainless steel martini shaker, then double-strain into frosted martini glass. All recipes are courtesy of.

Hogarth's Gin lane, depicting 18th century gin dependence

Gin Lane by Hogarth - think this is supposed to be amazing portrait of a city getting completely out of it