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‘Built to Brew’ by Lynn Pearson, published by English Heritage

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Architectural historian and BHS member, Dr Lynn Pearson, has written a stunning book which has just been published by English Heritage
This is available from the BHS book shop (please mention that you are a BHS member when ordering; see http://beerinnprint.co.uk/category_list.php?list=2) and is described by Paul Travis below –
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‘Built to Brew, The history and heritage of the brewery’ has been written by Lynn Pearson, published by English Heritage this June, with a price of £25. Looking at the book is not dissimilar to the sensation of viewing a select large box of excellent chocolates – whatever you choose is full of delight, both for the chocolates and for this book – any page in the book will reveal interesting information supported by plenty of good illustrations. But to avoid flitting from one section to another go to the contents list where you will see the structure of the book – from the starting point of ‘beer’, then to early brewers (Iron Age, medieval, country-house), development of commercial breweries in the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries up to the present. Then into more detailed analysis of the brewery – the design and planning of the brewery by prominent brewery architects and their works and the insides of the brewery – the equipment for the processes. Powering the brewery looks at the various systems – manpower, wind & water, steam, gas & electricity. A couple more chapters – Burton-on-Trent, the Beer Capital deserves its heritage, growth and decline, and other buildings associated with breweries – such as offices, monuments, plaques, social facilities and finally the current brewery buildings and those that have been lost. The appendices are generous too – chapter notes, bibliography, glossary, Indexes of  breweries and locations, illustration credits.
The book structure is logical and the content is relevant and clear and interesting and well supported with good illustrations; the comments on the benefits of the brewery buildings to the environment (and their loss) are well made.
The book is not cheap financially but the overall content of the book is good value makes £25 well worthwhile.
Paul

Historic pubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Spotted in the excellent monthly  ‘Britain’s Real Heritage Pubs Bulletin’ – sign up by sending an email to CAMRAPubHeritage-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
SCOTLAND. Historic Scotland’s new publication, a postcard book featuring historic pubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, is now out: see Historic Scotland for full details

Frome pub exhibition

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Spotted in the excellent monthly  ‘Britain’s Real Heritage Pubs Bulletin‘ – sign up by sending an email to CAMRAPubHeritage-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

SOMERSET, pub exhibition. If down Frome way till 7 Sept, do visit the Museum for a free exhibition about local pubs, open 10-2 Tues to Sat. And while you?re at it, do try some of the fairly numerous National Inventory pubs in the county ? they?re brilliant (my favourite is the Seymour Arms, Witham Friary). Frome Standard the museum website is: Frome Museum

Hampstead Brewery

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Lynn Pearson’s latest Blog looks at this brewery and highlights what’s still to be seen

Jeff

http://builtforbrewing.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/on-hampstead-high-street/

Southwick Brewhouse

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Lynn Pearson’s latest posting on her Blog (see http://builtforbrewing.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/a-very-heaven-of-beer/) has some lovely images of her recent visit to Southwick

Burton Talk on the Regeneration of Brewery Buildings

Monday, June 11th, 2012

We have had the following message from the Burton Civic Society

You may well be aware the the speaker is a BHS member who spoke at our SHIER conference last year.

Malcolm James was awarded the Harold Samuel Prize for the Best Dissertation in July 2006 on “Brewery Buildings of Burton on Trent” as part of his RICS Postgraduate Diploma on Conservation of the Historic Environment.  His talk will reflect the culmination of his subsequent 6 years of research into the use and re-use of brewery buildings.

I wonder if this talk would be of interest to members of your society in the local area?

It takes place at about 8 p.m. on Wed 27th June at the Worthington Suite of the National Brewery Centre, after the Burton Civic Society AGM.

Its our Golden Jubilee Year (1962 – 2012) and we’re hoping to get a good crowd.  We also have some specially brewed beer from the Burton Bridge Brewery to give away in exchange for a donation.

Shropshire Maltings, Shrewsbury open days

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

A message from Colin Bridgland-

The next open days at the Shropshire Maltings, Shrewsbury (or flaxmill, as some people insist on calling it) has been announced on their website – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 2012. Attached is their flier for the event.

http://www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk/news/open-days-may

Cheers again,
Colin

Burton – A Talk on Regeneration of Brewery Buildings

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We have had the following from the Burton Civic Society. Many members will know Malcolm and have enjoyed seeing him speak in the past

BHS member Malcolm James will be giving a talk after the Civic Society’s AGM

Malcolm James was awarded the Harold Samuel Prize for the Best Dissertation in July 2006 on “Brewery Buildings of Burton on Trent” as part of his RICS Postgraduate Diploma on Conservation of the Historic Environment.  His talk will reflect the culmination of his subsequent 6 years of research into the use and re-use of brewery buildings.

I wonder if this talk would be of interest to members of your society in the local area?

It takes place at about 8 p.m. on Wed 27th June at the Worthington Suite of the National Brewery Centre, after the Burton Civic Society AGM.

Its our Golden Jubilee Year (1962 – 2012) and we’re hoping to get a good crowd.  We also have some specially brewed beer from the Burton Bridge Brewery to give away in exchange for a donation.

Another brewery blog

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

This is just to let you know that I’m writing a new book about the history, heritage and architecture of (mainly) English breweries. It is due for publication towards the end of 2013, and if you’d like to see how things are going and look at a few brewery photos, share in the research results and so on, there’s a little blog about the book that you can follow at http://builtforbrewing.wordpress.com – enjoy!

Lynn Pearson

BHS SHIER Conference

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

What a fantastic day, in fact couple of days, it turned out to be!

I must confess to some trepidation building up the the conference, but I thought it went very well and was extremely informative and worthwhile – all in all a thoroughly enjoyable event. I had a lot of feedback from audience members, all of which was very positive

I have a lot of thank you letters to write to so many people who made it all work so well, and who have contributed so much over such a long time, but I just wanted to circulate an immediate note of my appreciation, as an attendee, to everyone involved

I thought the mix of speakers and presentations was spot on and the very diverse audience added to the event – which had got off to such a good start with Ray’s walk and Chris’s attention to detail in his arrangements with the venue

We have lots of food for thought for going forward and need to keep up momentum. I would like to think we have a number of new contacts and relationships to develop for our mutual benefit as well.
We now need to think how to follow this up and do full justiceto our forthcoming 40th anniversary year

Thanks to everyone
Jeff