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Glasgow Sherbet Municipal Works

THIS PLAQUE MARKS THE SITE OF THE OLD GLASGOW SHERBET MUNICIPAL WORKS ONE OF THE LEADING PRODUCERS OF SHERBET IN THE WORLD. DISASTER STRUCK IN AUGUST 1906 WHEN YOUNG BERT FLODDEN -A BOY ON A 3YR ...


THIS PLAQUE MARKS THE SITE OF THE OLD
GLASGOW SHERBET MUNICIPAL WORKS
ONE OF THE LEADING PRODUCERS OF SHERBET IN THE WORLD.
DISASTER STRUCK IN AUGUST 1906 WHEN YOUNG BERT FLODDEN
-A BOY ON A 3YR SHERBET APPRENTICESHIP-
DROPPED A GLASS BOTTLE OF PINEAPPLEADE IN PONDER ROOM B.
THE RESULTING SHERBET EXPLOSION BLEW YOUNG BERT FROM THE FIRST FLOOR
INTO CONCORAANS GROCER SHOP AND ALSO BLEW DOWN THE RETAINING WALL
FOR THE ADJACENT MCGDEGINS BREWERY SENDING BEER EVERYWHERE.
THE RESULTING MIX OF SHERBET AND FIZZY LIQUID CAUSED A FOAM EXPLOSION
WHICH COULD BE SEEN FROM PORT GLASGOW AND WAS TO REWRITE THE
TOWN PLANNING RULEBOOK ON THE PLACEMENT OF SHERBET FACTORIES.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MOBILISED QUICKLY TO AVERT DISASTER AND BUSLOADS
OF LOCAL GLASGOW SCHOOLCHILDREN WERE DRAFTED IN TO EAT THEIR WAY THROUGH
THE SHERBET FOAM MOUNTAINS. CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 6 AND 7 WORKED TIRELESSLY
THROUGH THE NIGHT TO CHOMP TRAPPED FAMILIES FROM THEIR HOMES AND
FREE UP THE AREAS STREETS AND PAVEMENTS-
WITH NO REGARD FOR THEIR OWN DENTAL HEALTH.
AMAZINGLY. SOME SHERBET RESIDUE CAN STILL BE SEEN ON LOCAL BUILDINGS
AND FLAGSTONES TO THIS VERY DAY.
Submitted by @tomdobbie

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