Market Lavington Museum

Drinks at Clyffe Hall

 It looks as though the Warringtons were having a party at Christmas 1925 – at least if you judge from the drinks order placed on December 19th. A dozen bottles of Scotch, a dozen bottles of champagne and a couple of dozen of Sauterne wine seems quite a substantial order.

Drinks order for Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington in 1925

Thomas Warrington – we have met him before – was a senior judge who spent much of his time in London. No doubt he felt entitled to enjoy his Christmas break.

For the record, those bottles of champers at 150/- (£7-50) are the equivalent of £334 at today’s prices. Thomas was a rich man. What would a bottle of 1915 champagne cost today?