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It has been suggested to me by a number of followers that it would be a good idea to publish pairs of labels which are relatively common so that collectors are more aware of the differences and additional labels can be picked up for relatively small amounts of money. So here we go with two labels from Mitchell’s Central Brewery in Lancaster. The slight colour difference is one which doesn’t always come across in the images you seen on  screen, but it is not the important variation.


I think the Yorkshire followers are just a little bit keener than most. We are back to Duncan Gilmour, thanks to continued requests from a regular visitor. This is the third pair of pre-war and post-war labels from  that brewery.

Gilmour 3

Labels from the Eagle brewery have been added to our featured brewery section. Follow England > East Midlands

There are a couple of things I would like clarified. Is the 1930s correct for the first four labels? Is Festivale brewed for the festive season or is it for a particular festival? Could it be the Festival of Britain 1951 or the Leicester Brass Band Festival of 1931? The last two images are labels which do not indicate the beer? Are there neck labels to go with them? Are my assumptions correct? Let me know. Please!

Our coverage of breweries in the East Midlands has been patchy at best.  We will be adding a number of labels from the Eagle brewery in Charnwood Street Leicester, starting with these two variations of their Stout. I have only come across these as small 71mm tall labels which I assume were for the half pint bottles, so additional information would be very helpful.

Leicester B&M Spot

Desert Island Beer Labels #10


For my last label, I had to include something from Burnley. It wasn’t far from where I lived in the 1980s and 1990s. Firstly it is from the Burnley Cubs Brewery, and I have always had a liking for breweries that existed to serve the clubs trade and the working people of the town, secondly I have few square labels in this orientation and thirdly it gives me  a chance to mention the finest football match I have ever seen. February 1999. Burnley 0 Gillingham 5. All five scored by Super Bobby Taylor, soon to be off to Manchester City.

Burnley Clubs 2