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Old & Rare Guinness labels

We are delighted to have added a further 13 images to Arthur Guinness in ‘Featured Breweries’, the majority of these date to c 1910-20. Included are examples from bottlers such as, Ashe & Nephew, Ihlers & Bell, W E Johnson, W. Bovill and Machen. No doubt many of you will be feeling ‘sick as our talkative feathered friend’, after seeing these, join the club.

Beer labels added: J. W. Hemingway of Leeds

We have just added the above company to our ‘Featured Breweries’ pages. As usual if you are able to add any new label images to our site. Please scan them individually & save as jpeg or png files, then just forward to our webmaster via the ‘Getting in Touch’ page

Dutch Breweries Map

Our fellow collectors in the Netherlands have added a highly detailed map of breweries in their country to the website. Breweries are identified by pushpins, clicking on the pin gives links to brewery name, town, labels overview, label images, brewery info (in Dutch), detailed location on Google Maps and a link to brewery website. You can find the map here and we have added it to our ‘Links’ page as well. Well done guys, a brilliant addition to your site.

Richard Percival’s Brewery Trays

After many years of collecting & a number of years of development, Richard’s excellent website is now live. Check out you will be amazed at the breadth of his collection. So just before you say to yourself, ‘Why should I bother, I collect labels’. Well, many trays have images of labels on and I bet there are going to be quite a few of you who a) don’t have them all in your collections & b) have never seen some of them before!! OK it may just be me, who has a poor collection, but this is a great resource for all with an interest in any facet of brewery history. Well done Richard, I for one will be spending some serious time browsing.

Oh yes, we have added a link to Richard’s website on our ‘Links’ page, should you forget to bookmark it.

We have just added the above company to our ‘Featured Breweries’ pages. If you have some other labels, which are not shown and you are willing to share them, with collectors & other interested people. Then just scan them individually, save as jpeg or png files and forward to our webmaster via the ‘Getting in Touch’ page.

Website & Apple (TM) devices

One of our members has experienced issues with navigating around our website, using fruit based devices. It was found that up to 2/3 of the devices he had access to suffered from this. As a result our Wise One, has made a number of changes in the back room and we trust that the matter is now resolved. If you should find that you are still having problems, please ensure that your Javascript (TM) is up to date & fully enabled. Should this not solve the problem, please send a full description of your issue to our Webmaster via our ‘Getting in Touch’ page.

London winter meeting – a reminder!

Now that Christmas & New Year are behind us and hopefully the weather is improving. We thought we would remind you about our now regular, winter meeting in London.

So please make a note in your diaries, tablets, laptops or if these do not apply, tell (sorry ask) the wife. The date to log is Saturday 25th January and the meeting starts at around 12.00 noon, when The Royal Oak, 44 Tabard Street, Borough, London, SE1 4JU opens for the day. The Oak is within easy walking distance of both London Bridge & Borough tube stations. If you can get to London early, you will have time to wander around Borough market. There are stalls with bottled beers, always a good choice and lots of cheese, some of the best sausages we have ever tasted and pretty much any other foodstuff you care to name. And some you probably wouldn’t even want to guess at.

For those of you who do not know the Oak, it is a Harveys pub that offers a good choice of beers & food. We hope to see you there update

Following on from the recent posts regarding We are delighted to inform you, that on hovering over a menu option, a tool-tip in English will appear as if by magic. In fact this is really due to the very nice guys who run the site, Job Kroon and Felix Groenewoud, who have ensured that it is much easier for us to find our way around their web pages. Take a look, you will be pleasantly surprised.