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Burton Brewery Locomotive Day 20th July 2014

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Mick Connors has sent us the following –


Chasewater Railway

Burton Brewery Locomotive Day 20th July 2014

Four Brewery Diesels & Wagons


Plus visiting

Brewery Road Vehicles


Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane (off A5), Burntwood, Staffordshire WS8 7NL Tel: 01543 452623

Apologies for inactivity

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We found ourselves drowning in spam so a number of features of the blog were restricted to try and solve this problem

These have now been opened up again with a new spam defence in place – we wait with baited breath to see if this works!

Hopefully the Blog will become active once again, full of interesting news and comment.



Archive film of Yorkshire’s brewing industry to be screened

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

We have spotted the following press report-

Extracts from the summary are-

A SPECIAL film event will be held in York as part of this year’s Beer and Cider Festival.

City Screen Picturehouse and the Yorkshire Film Archive have teamed up to create the film show which is themed around beer, pubs and brewing in the region.

The YFA has compiled a 90-minute screening of archive footage which looks at the county’s brewing history, iconic watering holes and the characters that frequented them….

Graham said: “The screening is a great mix that celebrates the popular Yorkshire pastime of beer – whether it’s the brewing process at Hammond’s, Timothy Taylor’s or Samuel Smith’s, footage of the iconic Woolpack pub in the mid-1980s, New Year’s Eve celebrations in the ’thirties or a dreaded post-war beer shortage – there should be something to suit everyone’s taste.”

The screening will be held on Sunday, September 22, at City Screen, Coney Street, at 6.15pm.

Tickets can be booked from the City Screen Box Office, on 0871 902 5726, or at


‘Britain from Above’ images

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

I have been looking at this site again and thought it may be worth another mention as they continue to add new images

A search for ‘brewery’ yeilds a large number of hits to explore – I’m sure it could see off many hours exploring



Auction – The Michael Boorer Pewter Collection

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I have been sent a Bonhams catalogue for a sale on Nov 22nd


The Michael Boorer Pewter Collection

Described as “an unprecedented collection of beer mugs and wine measures’

Some do look rather nice – and expensive!

You can see this online at



Radio programme : What’s the Point of – Pubs

Monday, September 24th, 2012

 We have been sent the following link to an interesting discussion on pubs…_Series_4_Pubs/

A badge query

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

We have received the following image of a badge from Robert Humphreys and he wonders if anyone knows what it relates to? (Sorry – it won’t load the image at the moment, but it’s a pair of crossed malt shovels with a horn beneath, on a blue background. There is an armoured helmet above, with sheaves of barley)

Stolen sign

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

I’m sorry to say we have had the following message – if anyone comes across the sign I’m sure the owner would love to hear


Dear BHS.

I wonder if you could let BHS members know that a rare, old enamel sign has been stolen from a house in Canterbury It may be offered to an unsuspecting BHS member through the various internet auctions sites.

Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the sign but I do have the corresponding sign (very similar) and the colours are the same.

The stolen sign is shield-shaped, with two holes for hanging. It’s double sided and measures 30″ wide x 18″ deep. ie It is in landscape, whilst the image of the one I still have is in portrait. Condition is excellent.

The wording shows:



 Ales & Stout

I will pay a reward for the safe return of this sign. Kent Police are looking into the theft.

Any Qs, please shout.


Rory <>;




Olympic brewery

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

torch-relay-newcastle-lfp.JPGHere’s the Olympic flame passing through Newcastle upon Tyne on 15 June 2012, in front of the former Deuchar’s Brewery. Wonder how many old and current breweries the Torch Relay route passes in all?

Mann’s Dray in Bristol

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Thanks to Carol Beer, who has sent the attached image, which was taken in Bristol in the late 1960s

Mann’s Dray in Bristol