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[Misc] Your first alcoholic drink as a yoof.

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Durlston

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Jul 15, 2009
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Haywards Heath
Fosters during the festive period. I didn't particularly enjoy how bitter it was but chuffed to get served as a young 17-year-old. It was so busy they never asked for ID in those days. It was in the Burrell Arms - not such a dump back then. :)
 


GREASED WEASEL

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Dec 10, 2017
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I was about 10 when I swiped a bottle of Babycham one Christmas

I was so pissed I couldn't get up the stairs to go to bed
 

dejavuatbtn

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Aug 4, 2010
6,012
Henfield
I think the first time I bought a drink was in the Grenadier at Hangleton aged 14. A pint of draught mild if I remember correctly but we used the Neptune on Hove Kingsway quite a bit as we could get away with it there too. Hey those were the sixties.
 

WATFORD zero

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Jul 10, 2003
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I had a heavy army greatcoat in 1973 riding around on my brand new Yamaha 175 trail bike.
When it got wet I could hardly move in it.
It is the reason I suffer from a multitude of ailments now :moo:

When mine got wet the moisure revived the BO of the poor ******* whose coat it once was, toiling for king or queen and country in some far flung battlefield.

That's what I told myself at the time, anyway.:rolleyes:

Army greatcoat number 3 reporting in for duty. All the other kids had the RAF ones, but they had run out at Boundary Road Army Surplus when i got there :rolleyes:

Back to the question. First I can remember was a group of us hanging around the off sales at the George pub in portslade accosting the local drunks. 'Oi mister, can you buy us a bottle of cider, we've got the money'. Quite a regular occurrence before tottering off to Courthope or Easthill Yoof clubs.

Bloody chavs :lolol:
 

dejavuatbtn

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Aug 4, 2010
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Army greatcoat number 3 reporting in for duty. All the other kids had the RAF ones, but they had run out at Boundary Road Army Surplus when i got there :rolleyes:

Back to the question. First I can remember was a group of us hanging around the off sales at the George pub in portslade accosting the local drunks. 'Oi mister, can you buy us a bottle of cider, we've got the money'. Quite a regular occurrence before tottering off to Courthope or Easthill Yoof clubs.

Bloody chavs :lolol:

Number 4 here. Was given a Grenadier Guards great coat by a friend in the forces in 1972. I kept it for years. I remember one particularly severe winter and was so warm even in a blizzard. Best coat I ever had.
 

Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
Oct 8, 2003
40,566
Faversham
Army greatcoat number 3 reporting in for duty. All the other kids had the RAF ones, but they had run out at Boundary Road Army Surplus when i got there :rolleyes:

Back to the question. First I can remember was a group of us hanging around the off sales at the George pub in portslade accosting the local drunks. 'Oi mister, can you buy us a bottle of cider, we've got the money'. Quite a regular occurrence before tottering off to Courthope or Easthill Yoof clubs.

Bloody chavs :lolol:

I played football at Courthope around 74. I would rather have trudged home in the drizzle (in my army greatcoat) after another humiliating defeat than venture into their disco; the clouds of Number Six smoke laden with the added fragrence of Brut, and the sounds of Barry White half drowned by the vicious screeching of the local lovelies were quite sufficient to douse the futile flames of my nascent teenage lusting.
 

LottieBelle

Banned
Sep 11, 2020
9
I learnt the hard way, piled in the Cranbourne with some older West Street back in the day and sank alot of Gold Label in a short space of time. Didnt have a clue what abv was but wanted to look ard!!!...within a couple of hours Daddy had to come and pick his poor excuse of a son up. He sat me down the next day and explained the alcohol by volume too me! I still shudder when I see the stuff on the shelves today.
 

WATFORD zero

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Jul 10, 2003
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I played football at Courthope around 74. I would rather have trudged home in the drizzle (in my army greatcoat) after another humiliating defeat than venture into their disco; the clouds of Number Six smoke laden with the added fragrence of Brut, and the sounds of Barry White half drowned by the vicious screeching of the local lovelies were quite sufficient to douse the futile flames of my nascent teenage lusting.

That disco with chavs full of cider :blush:, is one of the memories of my youth. I'm wiping away a tear.

Two army greatcoats in Courthope at the same time. I can't believe we haven't met.
 


getz

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Jan 15, 2010
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At the beginning of the lager revolution 1961 had my first alcoholic drink of Skol.Being sixteen I felt so grown up. Revolting taste. Soon got used to the stronger German lagers down the Tudor Bar though. One for older NSC readers.
 

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Jul 10, 2003
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At the beginning of the lager revolution 1961 had my first alcoholic drink of Skol.Being sixteen I felt so grown up. Revolting taste. Soon got used to the stronger German lagers down the Tudor Bar though. One for older NSC readers.

I'm old and I'm struggling although the name is familiar. Was that downstairs in west street, just up from Sherrie's or was it what became Henekeys ?
 
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happygull

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Dec 28, 2011
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Joining the navy as a naive 16 yr old i was due to travel down to Plymouth with my school mate who joined the same day. The night before we left we decided to get absolutely wan kered on whiskey.
Horrendous train journey down to the west country, worst head in the world ... and 44 yrs later i can't abide the smell or taste of whiskey
 

Pevenseagull

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Jul 20, 2003
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my parents left me to my own devices on new years eve when I was 12. I drank the thick end of a bottle of Cointreau and listened to David Bowie.

freak out in a Moonage Daydream, oh yeah.

vomit everywhere
 

Weststander

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Aug 25, 2011
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Withdean area
Joining the navy as a naive 16 yr old i was due to travel down to Plymouth with my school mate who joined the same day. The night before we left we decided to get absolutely wan kered on whiskey.
Horrendous train journey down to the west country, worst head in the world ... and 44 yrs later i can't abide the smell or taste of whiskey

For similar reasons I hate wine. The final night of a lads holiday to Magaluff did the damage.
 

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Jul 10, 2003
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For similar reasons I hate wine. The final night of a lads holiday to Magaluff did the damage.

First day of an 18-30 holiday (not The Club 18-30) a couple of weeks after I had turned 18. Just the smell of Retsina has me retching to this day :sick:
 


tonyt

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Feb 23, 2009
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My parents had a drinks cabinet. I poured a bit of everything into an empty bottle and took it to a party.
I think I probably chundered.
 

Weststander

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Aug 25, 2011
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First day of an 18-30 holiday (not The Club 18-30) a couple of weeks after I had turned 18. Just the smell of Retsina has me retching to this day :sick:

On our last evening of that 2 week holiday to Magaluff, someone had the bright idea to start on Spanish bubbly. Probably complete gash. Followed by the usual 10 bottles of San Miguel (100 pesetas a go) then my finale of G&T’s until 6am. I knew all about grain and grape, but forgot.

The coach on the way to Palma Airport the next morning twice had to stop for me to go the gutter.
 

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