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Alcohol

"No intoxicating liquor was allowed round"

Didn't drink much.

"But a girl wouldn't dance with you if you'd had too much to drink. Even if you smelt of it"

"Weren't allowed in the hall with liquor"

Talks about how he got a beer if he wanted one.