rum for the constable of the tower of London

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  1. I've found a law that states: any royal navy ships that enter the port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the constable of the tower of London.

    Is this upheld?

    What happened at the diamond jubilee, drunk beefeaters?
     
  2. I love mentals, they make the day go quicker.
     
  3. They all ate horsemeat by mistake so no beef.
     
  4. Still a tradition carried out. Olympic guardship did it to great ceremony last year though it was red wine on this occasion.

    HMS Ocean pays her dues at the Tower of London | Royal Navy
     
  5. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Yep, old tradition always upheld by the ship I've been on if under the protection of the Tower's guns. (what I believe it was originally for?)
     
  6. Only been alongside in London on one ship (Cumberland) do not recall it happening.
     
  7. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

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  8. Thanks, I was secretly hoping it did still happen. I love all the old laws that still exist purely because there was no need to change them. Like all hackney carriages still have to carry a bale of hay.

    Anyone got any more?
     
  9. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Stirling will probably correct me, but I believe it is still legal to shoot a Sweaty Sock with a bow and arrow inside the City of York's walls.
     
  10. Possibly, Sol ran something a while ago about a pub in the smoke which RN peeps visit each year with cakes ?.
     
  11. The Widows Son. A RN person pops in every Good Friday with a hot cross bun. So if you get down there on Good Friday, you can join in. :thumbup:

    The Widow’s Buns At Bow | Spitalfields Life
     
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  12. It appears that in Liverpool it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish shop!

    This might explain that when out of Liverpool every scouse lass can't wait to get her tits out!
     
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