Special beer in memory of 1912 floods hero, George Brodie, on sale at Norwich pub

A special beer commemorating one of the heroes of the 1912 Norwich floods is on sale at a popular city pub, as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations.

The White Lion in Oak Street, which is a Milton Brewery pub, is offering customers from next week the new beer called 'Norwich Hero', which commemorates George Brodie, who lived in Saw Mills Yard, off Oak Street.

The pub's landlord Ben Ackers said: 'A history buff mentioned to me at the pub that it was coming up to the centenary of the floods, and that one of the heroes was George Brodie, who lived just up the road.

'The picture on the pump clip is based on a carving of Mr Brodie, which was made as the template for a future memorial statue, which was never built.'

The 1912 floods in Norwich claimed four lives including Mr Brodie, who was a fish porter and one of the many heroic people who attempted to rescue those who were trapped in their homes.


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As reported, last month the White Lion was presented with an award for being named Camra's East Anglia Cider Pub of The Year 2012 – and is now in the last round of judging for the national award.

The pub has been run by Mr Ackers and Becky Lakeman-Turner for nearly a year, and they regularly have more than 15 real ciders and perries available from Norfolk, the rest of East Anglia and beyond.

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