Worcester, hops and nearly there

Latest news on Built to Brew is that it has now reached the warehouses of various distributors, so it is possible to order it online, or of course from your favourite book store. I’m promised a copy early next week (so around June 24th). Such suspense! Although I am extremely familiar with the text and … Continue reading

Meanwhile in Southwark

The publication date of Built to Brew will be a bit later than expected (technical hitch), so while we are waiting here is an interesting piece of stained glass work from Christ Church in Southwark (about a quarter mile north of Southwark underground, and open most mornings – check their website). The nave features a … Continue reading

The curse of scaffolding strikes again!

Week 49 Back from London/Swindon/Lewes with a huge virtual mound of potential illustrations to go through. Survived trial by lecture at the Vic Soc, a very keen and interested audience fortunately, and the projection facilities were excellent (a rare thing). Saw some lovely new acquisitions at EH in Swindon, then a couple of days in … Continue reading

Hops and holidays

Week 8 A blast from the past this week as I have been getting down to serious picture research, firstly going through my own collection of brewery-related imagery. My old 35mm slides were a bit of a disappointment (although these would probably reproduce least well in any case) as most of them were taken when … Continue reading