Had an unexpected accident in Mildenhall?
Mildenhall is a small market town in Suffolk. At this time of year folks are out and about buying in their drinks so that they can offer relatives something when they visit and more people are out socialising in public houses around the area. When you buy drinks for yourself and your friends you are probably looking at the cost and thinking that you should have stayed at home. However, back in the 19th century, what a person drank said a lot about them. Talk to us today if you’ve had an unexpected accident in Mildenhall that wasn’t your fault.
Knocking back the right drink
Except for gin, brandy and rum favoured by poor city dwellers and the lower middle class, only the rich drank spirits and wines. Port was the favourite drink for after dinner. Thackeray’s ‘Vanity Fair’ crucially depicts the importance of drinking in the right company and knocking back the right drink.
Consumed 18 glasses of gin
James Crawley in ‘Vanity Fair’ is knocked out of his rich relative’s will when she discovers that he’s been drinking gin with the riff-raff at a local establishment. It was not that he was drinking to excess which bothered her because if he had drunk a dozen bottles of claret, she would have pardoned him. Gentlemen drank claret but 18 glasses of gin consumed among boxer types in a pothouse was beyond the pale, in fact, the old spinster saw it as positively criminal.
By the middle of the 19th century there was a whole variety of wines which were supposed to be set out for a proper dinner party. For instance, they would have sherry with soup and fish; hock and claret with roast meat; punch with turtle; champagne with whitebait; port with venison; burgundy with game; sparkling wines between the roast and the confectionery; madeira with sweets; port with cheese and for dessert – port, tokay, madeira, sherry and claret.
If all that has sent you reeling then let’s hope that if you go out to celebrate you don’t get smashed in the eye with a snooker ball which had been hit by an incompetent player because that also will send you reeling. If you do, you may want to find out more about claiming compensation with injury lawyers in Mildenhall. You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
A 30 second test
First of all, a trained adviser will put you through a quick test to determine whether injury lawyers in Mildenhall might represent you in a compensation case. This takes only about 30 seconds to complete. After that, an online calculator will work out approximately how much compensation you might get if injury lawyers in Mildenhall win your case. This would be on a no win, no fee basis. To find out whether you are eligible for the services of injury lawyers in Mildenhall, you should call Accident Advice Helpline now. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Get in touch today if you’ve been in an unexpected accident in Mildenhall.