Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

Bessbrook children have uncovered a stash of least 40 bottles of Buckfast tonic wine and 80 cans of Steiger lager believed to have been buried for over 3 decades.

Archaeologists from the University of Ulster have been called in to survey the site and to establish if anything found has historical significance.

Professor Lisa Williams from Ulster University told Newry Spud:

“This unprecedented discovery could be “Bessbrook’s Stonehenge” as “so much of the village heritage and culture was built upon secret drinking due to the ban on all pubs in the Quaker stronghold”.

We asked Professor Williams if she could tell us about the importance of the drink found, she told Newry Spud:

“The artefacts that the team has uncovered already have blown me away, did you know a can of Steiger lager was like piss water, literally no alcohol content in them? – that was the seventies though”

“Needless to say, this could be the most important archaeological discovery of the decade.”

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