09 November 2016

The Brisley Bell & The Winter of 1947

Not long after the war, the UK had one of its coldest winters in centuries. Country roads became especially hard to traverse and there were multiple power outages.



One man, George Nicholson, desperately needed a thimble of brandy to prescribe to his premature son. He braved the harsh weather and made it to The Bell. The doctor recommended a dose of brandy in the hopes that it would quicken the babies heart and help produce more heat.

The Bell was able to offer the infant and the little drink may have been the key to saving his life!

You can read more about this story and Mr. Nicholson’s return to The Bell  here.

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