Archive for May, 2010

Friary Brewery, Guildford

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

We have had a reaquest via the Surrey Hants Borders CAMRA branch, as follows. If anyone can help please get in touch – on a personal note I would love to see any photos of the Friary Brewery. Thanks Jeff

Does anyone have any photographs of the Fermenting Room at the old Friary Brewery in Guildford post 1919?

I have been contacted by Paul Hughes who is holding an exhibition on hip replacements in Edinburgh later this year.  Apparently the airborne extraction system first used in the brewery was later developed and used in hip replacement surgery.

[See the attached comment for details of these images]

Friary Brewery - the fermentation stage 1Friary Brewery - the fermentation stage 2

Cannon Brewery, Guildford

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I have had a query from Jeff Lloyd of Guildford concerning Lascelles Tickner’s Cannon Brewery on the Portsmouth Road, Guildford. He is building a model of this part of the town and is trying to find plans and photographs, including aerial shots showing the roof. There is one photograph and outline plan in Mark Sturley’s excellent book on Guildford breweries, but does anyone know of others? The brewery later became the Guildford Glass Works and then replaced by the CEGB building.

Cannon Brewery, Guildford