Anchored in Norwich

Week 5 Out and about in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds this week, taking photos of a couple of former brewery sites in the former, and of course Greene King in the latter. Sadly not time enough for a brewery tour – hope to do that in the nearish future – but at least had long enough … Continue reading

Oh to be in Southwold!

Week 4 This week am off to Norwich, to take photos of what’s left of Bullard’s Anchor Brewery. Sadly its tall black chimney has gone – used to park nearby when on days out in Norwich as a kid, it was a real landmark. However the plaque from its base survives, built into the new … Continue reading

The lion of Hartlepool

Week 3 Last weekend made a quick trip out to Hartlepool, to see and photograph the exterior of Cameron’s Lion Brewery. Lovely sunshine but bitterly cold. The only listed part of the brewery is one of three lions decorating the railings to the east of the brewery itself. He (it is definitely a chap) was … Continue reading

Beer and cricket

Week 2 Consolidation, followed by an interruption in the form of a request to write an article on cricket pavilions for a conservation journal. So am briefly concentrating on cricket before being submerged in beer again shortly. Of course, cricket and beer do go together historically – after all, it is not so long ago (relatively) … Continue reading

So much for Week One

It’s the end of the first week of real work on the book, and although I’m still at the ‘sorting-out-old-stuff’ stage, I’m starting to think about aspects of the book, for instance the inclusion of one or more town trails – Burton obviously, maybe Newark, maybe former sites in London, you get the idea. So … Continue reading