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.
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