There have been several people in our family; father, uncles and great uncles who worked at the Leazes Brewery in Newcastle. It was a bit like a family. If they ever needed more workers, either permanent or temporary, they always asked the workforce if other family members wanted a job. It worked well because no-one would recommend anyone who might not be reliable or hard-working. It got so that there could be 5 or 6 people from one family there. It was a shame when William Younger took Reid’s over and even worse when it became part of Scottish and Newcastle. A bit like trying to merge Newcastle United and Sunderland.