Fund launched to restore historic grain wagon

Once horse drawn wagons carrying grain, hops and beer were the vehicles of choice for brewers and farmers. Now volunteers at the National Brewery Heritage Trust are restoring a 19th century barley waggon (sic). The vehicle was sold by Bass in 1932 to Ian Anchor of Thurlston. He purchased “five brewery waggons, three brewery carts […]

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Pub images now available online for purchase

  Images from an “irreplaceable” archive of photographs of some of the country’s most striking public houses that was nearly lost to posterity forever, can now be seen and bought by members of the public. Prints, posters and even cushion, with images depicting thousands of pubs once run by the once-mighty London-based Charrington Brewery, were […]

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Trust donated bottle label collection

An extensive album of bottle labels dating from the 1930’s and covering over 100 breweries from across the UK (nearly all of which are now long gone), has been donated to the Trust, which is looking into options for their digitisation and use to produce a small range of branded merchandise, for sale at events […]

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BRINGING THE HISTORY OF BEER TO A HEAD: JW LEES LAUNCHES NEW TIMELINE TO MARK LATEST SEASONAL ALE

    Leading Manchester brewer, JW Lees, has launched The History of Beer – an interactive timeline depicting the colourful story of the world’s favourite drink – in celebration of its latest seasonal ale, Pioneer. The online bible of fermented facts begins over 3,000 years ago in 1350BC and describes how ancient Sumatrans consumed their […]

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The Trust’s Planned Activities for 2016

At the January  2016 meeting of the trustees: the following proposals were agreed as the main priorities behind which the Trust will focus its efforts during 2016; staging temporary exhibitions of selected items from the archives at suitable venues across the UK. A number of potential venues have been identified, ranging from visitor attractions, to […]

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Museum volunteers restore Ford Model T

Good feature in the Burton Mail on hard work of some of the volunteers at the National Brewing Centre – A group known as the ‘Vehicle Volunteers’, based at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, Burton, got their hands dirty and restored the 1919 Ford Model T back to working order. The engine was […]

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