Temperance movement

Sinful Rye

The Curse of Rye Temperance as a mass movement originated in the early 19th century. In 1829 a Belfast professor of theology made the gesture of pouring his stock of whisky out of his window and this may have been the inspiration for two of Rye’s many drinkers, J W Crosse & P E F … read more …

First posted in Said About Rye on 15th December 2010
Last updated: 7th December 2012