Holdens Black Country Ales – “Shag Boss”

Holdens Black Country Ales – “Shag Boss”

Submitted by Newcastle’s swankiest pub, The Free Trade Inn.

4 thoughts on “Holdens Black Country Ales – “Shag Boss””

  1. They’d have you believe it’s a colliers term, the “shag boss” being a “foreman who was made responsible for managing the waste (or shag, as it was called)”. The Red Shag (or shagg) is an ironstone(?) seam in the N. Staffs coalfield.

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