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A change from the yellow liquid labels. Paines got into the idea of Celebration Ales before most brewers. England did so much better in 1982. Unbeaten in the first two rounds. Sadly the end result was no different from this year. Early elimination. As someone pointed put, the team will be home before their postcards.

Espana 82

Beer labels added; Brewers in Kent

A number of labels from breweries in Kent have been added as we promised earlier. I am still waiting for an example from Sharp & Winch of Cranbrook, New Northfleet Brewery and Leney’s Wateringbury Brewery to name just a few.

Another set of images sent in by Steve B. This pair of labels from George Beer & Rigden of Faversham, which are not too challenging to see, and a bunch of other labels from breweries in Kent. These will go up in the next few hours and include lovely examples from the West Kent Brewery and George Beer from Steve and also Jude, Hanbury & Co of both Wateringbury and Canterbury courtesy of Mike J. I am very envious.

George Beer & Rigden

Sorry to keep on about the size of labels, but there was positive feedback at the AGM last weekend. So here are three labels from Evan Evans Bevan of the Vale of Neath Brewery. Not an uncommon label, but have you got all three? Sizes are 89mm, 85mm and 73mm. And another question. Is there a small version with ‘trade mark’ under the monogram?

Vale of Neath

One year old today #2

Very grateful to Geoff for the additional images of labels from J J Young & Sons of Portsmouth. We have also played about with the order. Can you see why??

One year old today #1

The first news of the day is to report a slight change to the Gallery section of our website. We are going to feature labels from one county at a time for a limited period and we start with Kent. Many of you will think you know why. And you are wrong. It is because Steve B sent me the beautiful images of labels from Arkcolls of Chatham, C N Kidd of Dartford, Leney of Dover, Phillips of West Malling  and  Woodhams of Rochester. How I wish they were in my collection. You can see them all, together with a number of others from Kent brewers in the Gallery section now.