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  1. Colvile Arms, Lullington, 3rd mini beer festival Thurs 21st – Sat 23rd August 2014. 6-11pm every night with up to 15 real ales, wines, cider, live music (fri & sat) & food.

    tickets £12 pp , food to be ordered at time of ticket purchase from Menu on website
    to include brewery tour – food- 3 half pints
    extra beers at bar £2 pint .
    Start time 5-30 pm at The Leopard Inn , Lichfield Street .
    depart 6-15. Assemble at Marston Brewery gates 6-45pm
    Brewery tour starts at 7pm .
    Evening ends with a pub crawl –Borough Arms –Roebuck .
    Contact May Arthur for tickets and to book food .by March 1st..
    01283-542656—–mob 07946111566

  3. CAMRA’s 31st National Breweriana Auction
    Saturday 22nd October 2016

    Ever fancied owning a slice of brewing history? Then this Auction is just the thing for you. Run by the Campaign for Real Ale, the National Breweriana Auction returns to Burton on Trent’s Town Hall to celebrate its 31st birthday on Saturday 22nd October. It again promises over 150 interesting auction lots; everything from mirrors to trays; wall signs, bottles and books. Plus there are a number of stands selling brewery memorabilia adding to the atmosphere in this wonderful Victorian venue.

    There are all sorts of objects to decorate your home. Needless to say, there are a number from Burton on Trent breweries including an Ind Coope orange jug and a Worthington sign, in addition to items from other parts of the Midlands. There is a splendid 1937 coronation jug from Offiler’s, a company that brewed in Derby for around 90 years, finally closing in 1966. Two items from Leicester are also on the list: a Hoskin’s pumpclip, which brewed for nearly a century before being closed in 2000; and a sign from the Midlands Club Brewery. This brewery, set up in 1921, was originally known as the Northants & Leicestershire Clubs Co-Operative Brewery; it closed in 1969. Another rare item is a tray branded Warwicks’ Ales, from Newark’s Warwicks and Richardsons brewery. The town’s earliest brewing site, dating back to around1766, Richard Warwick bought the brewery in 1856. It was purchased by John Smiths in 1962 and closed four years later. And who could resist the clock from the Home brewery of Daybrook, Nottingham, which was founded in 1895 and closed by Scottish & Newcastle in 1996 (although the Home Ales brand was resurrected last year).

    From London, the little pirate from Trumans and the match striker from Reid (of Watney, Combe, Reid & Co.) are likely to attract interest.

    But if you are looking for something completely different, one of the odder items is a collection of ten, limited edition, Bill Tidy cartoons originally drawn for the Head of Steam pubs. Guaranteed to keep you amused.

    If you have never been to the National Breweriana Auction before, the auction is great fun to take part in and is an opportunity to get some great bargains plus many of the items on sale can appreciate in value. And, of course, like any CAMRA event, there is some good beer on sale all day (from local Burton Old Cottage Beer Company).

    The event starts at 11am with the opportunity to view the lots and browse the breweriana stands that will also be there. Bidding starts at 12.30pm. Entrance is by catalogue (£2.50), available on the day, or £3.50 (includes postage) in advance , by post from Bill Austin: 07789 900411 or baustin@supanet.com. If you can’t get there, postal bids are accepted, just contact Bill. For more information see: http://gac.camrabeerengine.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=15796

    Wheelchair accessible.
    Photos available

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