Demolition days

Week 62 While looking back through my slides this week came across these images of Wethered’s Brewery at Marlow being demolished, probably taken about 1990. The brewhouse and some other structures remained, and were turned into residential accomodation, the flatsĀ in the brewhouse tower being the most expensive, with a view across town and Thames. Had … Continue reading

A brewery on the mat

Week 55 Half way through the chapter on brewers’ engineers and their manufactures – have sorted out the history of the various Pontifex firms, as best I can, and looked at all the other big firms – Briggs, Worssam and so on; just have to look at what they made now – coppers, mash tuns … Continue reading

Brewing the Shropshire Way

Week 15 Spent part of last week in Shropshire, walking a chunk of the Shropshire Way (more a network of paths than a single trail) running south from Bishop’s Castle. Thus I could thoroughly enjoy the products of the county’s breweries, firstly from the famous Three Tuns pub-brewhouse at Bishop’s Castle. Listed grade II, its … Continue reading

W for Wethered’s

Week 14 Fished out of my collection of older brewing slides this week is one from the Thomas Wethered & Sons Marlow Brewery, taken in 1995 just as the site was starting to be redeveloped as housing. Brewing (then by Whitbread’s) had ceased in 1988. Just off Marlow’s desirable High Street, no wonder this was … Continue reading