Nevile Lodge's cartoon from the late 1940s captures the conditions in pubs during the years of the six o'clock swill. The pub is crowded, the drinkers are exclusively male, and they are quaffing their beer at speed before pushing themselves to the front to have glasses filled for their 'shout'.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge
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