Starring on BBC Radio Wiltshire!

Perhaps starring is not quite the correct word for a 5 minute appearance on BBC Radio Wiltshire’s afternoon show on Thursday 24 July (at 2.45), but it was nice to hear presenter Sue Davies enthusing about the cover of Built to Brew. We were chatting about Wiltshire’s brewing history, and she asked me how I … Continue reading

A Week in Wiltshire

Week 12 Spent most of last week in fog-bound Swindon rummaging about in English Heritage’s vast archives – rather like an academic form of weight training, shifting huge boxes of heavy papers and photographs all day. It was extremely useful, found lots of good stuff thanks to┬ámuch help from EH staff, and am now in … 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

Arkells in May

Last time I went to English Heritage’s archives in Swindon, I had a chance to get the bus out to Arkells Brewery – it was May, it was sunny, just how a brewery should look. Enjoy!