Lest we forget
Do you know what bully beef is? Or who the Brylcreem Boys were?
Written by Sam—
29 Oct, 2018
Bruce brought along artefacts from the war including some nasty-looking bayonets and the oldest bottle of HP Sauce we’ve ever seen. He talked about how the soldiers would have survived in the trenches eating meagre rations of bully beef (corned beef) and crackers made from flour water and salt, until supply lines opened and they were sent treats from home like HP Sauce and Johnny Walker whiskey. Residents found it really interesting and some shared their own military experiences. Kenneth Beattie from Ty George Lansbury is 98 and served in the Air Force, where the stylish men were also known as The Brylcreem Boys. He said: “We wouldn’t enjoy the freedoms we have today with the sacrifices made by the youngsters who have fought for us.”