Hodgson’s Beer Shipment Hijacked

October 12, 1906 ·

Pirates have hijacked several shipments of Hodgson’s “Indian Pale Ale” en route to Asia. It is not known where the incident took place, nor whether it was by sky or sea piracy.

The drink, favoured by expatriates and locals around the world, is one of the few exports bringing much needed revenues to the Chancellor of Exchequer.

John Dwyer, an expert on piracy, suggested that the popularity of Hodgson’s brew may be the reason for the hijack, “The beer is so popular around the world, people are using it as currency! In some places it is more sought after than money itself.”

A spokesperson for the government believes it won’t be hard to trackdown the culprits, claiming that “several ship loads of drink can’t simply vanish into thin air,” and has asked Asian authorities form a task force to protect trade routes throughout the region.

George Hodgson, owner of the brewery, said it was a sad day for industry, but assured customers that the incident would have very little effect on his delivery schedule.

In category:Main News
Next Post

Reader's Letter: An Amazing Invention

Dearest Sasha, Do you remember I had told you about my friend Mr Edgar who works at the difference engine factory as an engineer? Recently I had not seen or heard from him for a significant number of days. As…
Read
Previous Post

Reader's Letter: A New Employee

Dear James, I am writing to tell you the company hired its first clock last week? On your recommendation I got in touch with that Factory owner you said had an older model clock he considered defective. He turned up…
Read
Random Post

I was held by the Police - Jack Ludd, Trade Unionist

I write this note in some haste after being released from the clutches of Government agents. I apologise for any ramblings and confusion in advance. I am sore exhausted and will clarify the events after some sleep. Last Wednesday, some…
Read
Random Post

What Time Is Now?

And in late breaking news, this paper has learnt that the "Tomorrow's World... Today" exhibition is to also play host to the old as well as the new. A group of archaeologists have discovered a bizarre, ornamental  clock, said to…
Read
Random Post

Waiting For Salvation, Machine Liberation Front Roars to Life!

The Machine Liberation Front (MLF), an organisation representing all Clockwork Servants has published a manifesto demanding equal rights for all automatons. The lengthy document calls for an end to "oppression and to end forever the murderous attacks, the slavery, the…
Read
Random Post

Special Report: Uneasy Clock Musings

The most perplexing turn of events concerns the overnight return of the Clockwork Project. I can envisage my peers clamoring to get their dirty mitts on these new Clocks this very moment. If reports are to believed, the new units…
Read