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RE: Speckled Hen Lore

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Subject: RE: Speckled Hen Lore
From: "Wil Boucher" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:28:18 -0700
>From the Website :

Old Speckled Hen was first brewed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory. But why "Old
Speckled Hen"? Well, the name is actually derived from the name "owld
speckled 'un", a term used to describe an old MG car used as a factory
run-around. Over time, this unusual, canvas-covered saloon became
covered with flecks of paint and was dubbed the "owld speckled 'un" by

> I still don't see what the link is between MGs and Old Specked Hen
> for the octagon). Some of the secondary links did not respond. But on
> good side, I now have a Speckled Hen screen saver for my computer.
> Can this ale be found here in the USA?
> David

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