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LOTY Judging Meeting

Just a quick reminder that LOTY judging takes place this coming Saturday at The Wild Boar, 27 Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BU.

Just a 5 minute walk from Warwick rail station (not Warwick Parkway).
So lots of new labels to view, they will be on sale at 8 Sail Brewery in October.

Good beer & food and a chance to catch up with fellow collectors and of course the auction.

Labels up for grabs can be seen Here!


Auction @ LOTY Judging Meeting

As we are hoping to see a good number of you at this meeting in Warwick on the 17th September.

We thought another auction of Des’s labels might encourage a few more of you, to make the trip.

The Wild Boar (Lakin Street), is just a 5 minute walk from Warwick Rail Station (not Warwick Parkway).

As well as Slaughterhouse ales, there are regular guest ales & what I read is excellent food.

No pressure, of course, but we believe Mark & Terry are just flying over from Canada,

so if they can hop across the pond then………………….?

They are very keen to acquire older UK labels.

September Auction 1

September Auction 2

September Auction 3

We look forward to seeing you there


Label Of The Year Judging Meeting

This years LOTY Judging will take place on Saturday 17th September.

The venue is The Wild Boar, 27 Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BU.

This just happens to be the brewery tap of the Slaughterhouse Brewery.

It is just a 5 minute walk from Warwick Rail Station (not Warwick Parkway). As well as Slaughterhouse ales, there are regular guest ales & what I read is excellent food.

A booking form for both this meeting & LOTY itself in October will be enclosed with the next newsletter, which is at the printers as I write.

These links may prove of interest. and

London Meeting, a reminder

Just a swift post to remind you that the above meeting is taking place as planned planned on Saturday 9th July at the Royal Oak, Tabard Street, London SE1 4JU.

No doubt this will be another great chance for socialising, buying, selling & swopping labels. Of course there is also the next auction of labels from the Des Clarke collection.

To see what is up for grabs follow this link,

What else, well good food, Harveys ales and if you have time before or after there is Borough Market, just up the road.

Web Site Speed

As some of you may have noticed our web site has slowed down somewhat in the last few weeks.

It is one of those things that creep up on you & suddenly you think, whats goin’ on ‘ere then!

Well after talking with our very helpful hosting company & listening to their suggestions, we hope we have made some improvements to the speed of loading.

Having invoked the assistance of some cloud based servers or something like that and some coding (yes I actually coded something), we are better off than before.

We shall be delving further into the electrons and hope to speed things up some more. Let us know if you have noticed any improvement please.

Label Of The Year 2016

We are delighted to confirm that our premier meeting of 2016, our charity day, is to be held on the 8th October at the 8 Sail Brewery.

As many of you will know 8 Sail are based in Heckington, Lincolnshire.

Further details will be made available in the coming weeks, but the brewery is just a short stagger from Heckington rail station, so is easily accessible.

We shall at 8 Sail’s request be supporting two local charities this year, namely Heckington Area Volunteer Car Service and Lincs Ark, a local animal rescue & re-homing charity.

Members Forum Advice

All members who have provided an email address & are up to date with (or just owing this current year’s) subscriptions, should have received an email with their user name & password for the Members Forum. If you have not received this email please get in touch via the Contact Us page, using the members option from the drop down menu. As we may not have your current email address, in fact we may not have an email address for you, at all.

If you have received the email then enter the user name & password in the new Members Login on the Home page. You should then click on the Members Forum button at the top of the page and you will be ‘in’. An option to change password should also be available.

Hopefully all is working as it should, but if you have any issues please contact us as mentioned above.

We look forward to a tidal wave of questions, answers, information, wants & exchange offers.

Members Forum

Well we have finally achieved a members Forum. You will have no doubt have noticed a nice new log in box on the ‘Home’ page &  ‘Members Forum’ button at the top of the ‘Home Page’

There are also one or two other minor changes, which you will not notice. We are in the process of emailing members their passwords. This will take a couple of days we expect, as there is a fair amount of manual keying required. If you are really desperate to receive yours or you are unsure that we have your current email address (or in a number of cases no email address whatsoever), then please send an email to ‘members’ from our ‘Contact Us’ page. Likewise if you are having log in problems, please also contact us previously.


We would like to invite all members to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society to be held at Harveys, Bridge Wharf Brewery, 6 Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AH on 4th June.  This is the opportunity for society members to gather together to hear about plans for the future, review finances and elect the committee for the next 12 months.  In particular, we need to appoint a Society Treasurer this year – if you have the necessary experience and would be willing to stand for election to the committee would you please get in touch with us before the day to let us know.

If all that does not especially appeal to you, then we will also have the third live auction of labels from the collection of the late Des Clarke, some of the excellent Harveys beer free of charge (at the AGM itself) and the promise of the latest set of beer bottle labels from the host brewer – which will only be available on the day!  We will be hosted by the Managing Director, Miles Jenner, and if circumstances allow, we may have an opportunity of a brief tour of the brewery building known locally as Lewes Cathedral!  Well, if all that does not encourage you to come along I guess that nothing will.

When you arrive at the brewery, a visit to the brewery shop is always worthwhile. We will start the AGM at 1pm and this will be held in the upstairs dining room of the John Harvey Tavern, in Bear Lane, opposite the brewery, off Cliffe High Street.  If you get to the John Harvey Tavern early, please stay in the downstairs bar until 1pm (obviously, you will have to pay for any food and drink consumed in the bar).  There are plenty of GBG pubs in the area and the Gardeners Arms and the Dorset Arms are very close by.

Lewes Railway Station is also not far away. There is very limited parking at the brewery but there are several car parks in the town. But please do not drink and drive.

If you have questions please contact me via our Contact Us page

Railways #23 – End of the Line

As our current theme trundles slowly towards the buffers, I thought you may appreciate this.


Thanks to Radek once again.

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