The Last Drop: Englands Surviving Brewery Heritage
A Day Conference at Burton-upon-Trent on Saturday 12 March 2011
Presented by the Brewery History Society and English Heritage
See http://www.breweryhistory.com/2011_Conference/2011_Conference01.htm for full details, or email: Conference@BreweryHistory.com
Recent years have seen an acceleration in the rate of change affecting the brewing industry, which has seen mergers, acquisitions and associated closures that pose urgent questions for all with an interest in the archives, artefacts and architecture of the industry.
This event has been arranged to launch the important report on Englands brewing heritage prepared by Dr Lynn Pearson and the Brewery History Society as part of English Heritages SHIERs (Strategy for the Historic Industrial Environment Reports) programme and to consider ways forward for the conservation of this historic resource.
We will look at the reports findings for breweries and archives, and its recommendations. After lunch, we will turn to the conservation of brewery heritage by way of three case-studies:
- the significant findings of an excavation at the Royal Clarence Yard in Gosport,
- the recent fate of Burtons brewing heritage
- the conservation aspects of the adaptive re-use of two Newark breweries
After a short break for tea, conference will conclude with a panel discussion to identify priorities for future action.
Time, Place and Cost
Coffee and registration will begin at 10.30 am. The conference will begin at 11.00 am and finish at 4.15pm.
We will be in the Worthington Suite of the National Brewery Centre (formerly the Bass Museum/Coors Visitor Centre), Horninglow Street, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 1NG.
The fee for the day, which includes coffee, a buffet lunch, tea and a copy of the SHIERs Report on disc, is £24.00. A cash bar will be available.