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Beer was brewed at Carlsberg in Valby from 1847 until 2008. Then beer production for the Danish market was focused in Fredericia. But the Group Headquarters and a visitors' centre with a small brewhouse still remain in Valby. Now that the beer production has left,…

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Short weekends when the whistle blew at New Tap

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Time / Periode 1956 1956
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Electrician Hans H. Pedersen was one of Carlsberg's many employees. He explains what it was like working on Carlsberg's New Tap in the mid-1950s: Two railway lines went into the hall with room for ten or so goods wagons on each platform. They were to be emptied of empty goods and filled with beer going to Jutland. This work was carried out with an electric forklift truck. They needed recharging every day and sometimes needed repairing. That was done at a workshop on the same floor. (…) As only the railway was used initially, we worked in two shifts. To begin with, Saturday was a normal working day, so the weekend was short when you left off on Saturday evening at about midnight and had to start again at 5.30 am on Monday morning". "

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