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a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons

a small wooden keg

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It added that a commemorative celebration was being organised in honour of The Flapper - and its previous incarnations as The Flapper and Firkin and The Longboat - to include special events and bands playing possibly the last gigs at the venue.
On its Facebook page, The Flapper And Firkin states: "We understand word is spreading fast, but we don't actually know all the details yet.
Gwyn said: "We've got equipment from France installed by the guy who set up the Firkin Brewery which go back to the late seventies and early eighties.
Goldie Lookin Chain will hit Bristol's The Fleece and Firkin on December 11, Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach on December 16 and the Camden Underworld in London on December 18.
Nonetheless, it's nice to know the firkin is still used widely in everyday English as a unit of capacity, but not in reference to a cask containing 72 pints of best bitter.
There will be 72 pints - a firkin - of each variety.
RUGBY and pub memorabilia enthusiasts may be interested in a charity auction being held at the Flanker and Firkin pub in New Union Street, Coventry city centre.
But the yew, which stands just off the A82 near Firkin, is struggling to survive.
The event, emceed by BridgePort brewmaster Karl Ockert, featured the tapping of a firkin of Old Knucklehead, the unvelling of the label featuring Eckhardt's likeness, and the imprinting of Eckhardt's knuckles, which will be install in the pub for posterity alongside the imprints of the previous "Knuckleheads.
In ten years' time there will be parents with kids at their side watching Dunstan Excelsior reserves versus the Dog and Firkin on a Sunday morning pub pitch.
Made famous by that memorable day in 1968 when Gary Sobers blasted six sixes from the nearby St Helen's ground peppering The Cricketers with flying balls, the pub has laboured under the name of The Fine Leg and Firkin for the past four years.
Richard Powell, St Modwen; Andy Saul, Bullock; Liz McMorrow, Bullock; Patrick Garner, Wragge and Co Stuart Benton, Paul Horrocks, both Bullock; Steve Yeubrey, Andy Allen, both DBK Phil Powell, St Pauls Associates; Nicola Gill, Bullock; David Hampson, Bullock; Andreas Michaelides, Bayhnam Meikle; Malcolm Phillips, Thornton Firkin John Rose, Rose Associates; Nick Reed, Couch Consulting Engineers; Stuart Rose, Stu J Design; Geoff Elliman, Butler and Young Ltd; Angela Clarke, Bullock Chris Lewis, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust; Nicola Martin, Bullock; Kevin Steward, Bullock; Anders Jones, Thornton Firkin
Sam Jones, 72, was on a day trip to Portsmouth when he stopped for a pint at the Fleet and Firkin.
First race is the Thornton Firkin Novices Handicap Chase over three miles and a furlong, due off at 2.