Teetotal Annan

Annan in the 1800’s had over 40 drinking houses and the temperance movement became more and more popular in Annan.

However, the coming of two World Wars in the 20th century and the subsequent influx of war workers to the area brought much anti-social behaviour, mainly due to drink, which the government attempted to curb by restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol through the State Management Scheme.