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On the Spurs' court road long ago

a wave of beverage it did flow

where parliament lived Eight had died

An Act of God so they surmised

Note: This really is an esoteric bit of trivia.

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Yes indeed!

London Beer Flood

Spurs' Court Road = Tottenham (Tottenham Spurs FC) Court Road

Parliament lived = Rookery (Parliament is a flock of rooks, a rookery is also slang for a slum)

Eight people died from drowning in beer or injuries when buildings collapsed

Judge & jury ruled the accident an Act of God

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