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WW1 troops Benedictine love affair lives on in miners' club

A taste for a French liquor developed by troops serving in World War One lives on in a working men's club in Burnley.

The function room in Burnley Miners' Club is called The Benedictine Lounge after the drink.

According to local historians, injured soldiers from the 11th Battalion the East Lancashire Regiment, known as the Accrington Pals, were given Benedictine mixed with hot water, at a base hospital in France.

Regulars at the club still drink the liquor with hot water, where it's known as a Bene and Hot.