Home Historic On the wagon

On the wagon

In London, the Old Bailey is on the site of a dreadful prison.

In olden times the prisoners sentenced to death were taken by horse and cart from the prison to Marble Arch where they were hanged.

It was a long journey with streets thronged with crowds.  The beer shops were packed with revellers heading for the show.

Along the route they would offer the driver of the cart free drinks of beer.  Sometimes they would kindly offer the accused a drink.  But the answer from the driver was always the same.

“He can’t have a drink because he is on the wagon”

And that’s where the saying on the wagon comes from for anyone who doesn’t drink or has given up alcohol.

It’s all true.

by TOG

Ed
I am the editor I am an editor Don't know what I want but I know how to get it I wanna destroy a burger and fries

Most Popular

The secret to getting a good result from your meeting with a psychic

There is a secret to psychic readings in Sydney. One of the secrets is to ask the psychic for a sense of the future....

A Psychic talking about her story and other spiritual topics

Hi everyone, I am a famous psychic in Sydney, Australia. I prefer to stay anonymous in this blog post to share some personal experience...

On this day…in 1718

Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate, was killed on this day off North Carolina during a bloody battle with the British Navy. Blackbeard, from England,...

How to find a genuine psychic in Australia?

Psychic readings are awesome, but you have to be careful to not get scammed and you have to make sure that the person you...