Travelling the length and breadth of the country we come across some really quirky venues. I remember the looks in London asking people on the street for directions to the “House Of Correction”. Turned out to be the former underground cells for Clarkenwell prison. I still think it sounded very much like I was looking for a brothel!
We have just supplied frozen cocktails and hot dogs to a party at the Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh, this was, as the name suggests, a former biscuit factory for the firm of Crawfords, now part of the United Biscuits Group
, it has been purchased and turned into an arts house type events venue, on the ground floor there is even a set of stills, I thought at first the arty types were perhaps producing moonshine, but turns out to be a proper pukka operation called Edinburgh Gin
Anyway, the venue was an interesting one, though rather chilly, due in part to there being no heating. The number of missing window panes didnt help either. We were operating a couple of Victorian style carts, which fit in with the event perfectly. On the 3rd floor where we were operating, the centerpiece attraction was parts of a 1960’s Morris Mini Deluxe car hanging from the ceiling. Well the seats sat on the floor, but the bonnet, boot and 2 doors were hanging from the ceiling. I could have done with the drivers seat to replace the one that was stolen from our classic mini cooper, but there weren’t really any chances to smuggle it out.