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

Where they stored our beer

Week 61 Most of my time in the last few days seems to have been taken up with staring at maps of railways – I have a splendidly nerdy and very useful historical atlas of London railways, amongst other things. This is all connected with the chapter on Burton, for of course the Burton brewers, … Continue reading

An Olympic brewery

Week 29 The Olympic Torch visited Newcastle on 15 June 2012, and the Torch Relay route ran (sorry) past the former Robert Deuchar’s Sandyford Brewery – on the north-east edge of the city centre, almost in Jesmond. The 1904 offices, with a nice archway, is all that’s left of the brewery, and my second photo … Continue reading

Newcastle Breweries Office

Week 11 Looking forward to seeing the breweries records at the National Monuments Record (English Heritage) in Swindon later this week. I’m specially keen to see their collection of aerial photographs, which come in two types, vertical and oblique. The verticals might possibly be useful (if at large enough scale) to look at the brewery … Continue reading