The question of stained glass

Week 34

An early update, as I’m off to foreign parts shortly, for a brief trip that I hope will include photography of some brewery-related stained glass. One location is ecclesiastical, the others not, which brings me to the question of the week: how come there is so little stained glass (any age) in British brewery buildings compared with their European equivalents? If you need proof, try googling ‘brewery stained glass’ and see what comes up – there’s some very nice stuff, especially from Germany and Belgium, but almost nowt from England. Pour encourager les autres (since the theme is foreign….) here’s a really delightful pair of modern windows from Shepherd Neame’s Millennium Brewhouse in Faversham, Kent. The designers were Keith and Judy Hill, who set up their Stained Glass Workshop in Kent way back in 1977.

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