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DC Label Auction at London Meeting

OK, perhaps you are not sure whether to make the trip to London on the 26th.

Even if the Harvey’s ales, good company & the nearby Borough Market, haven’t persuaded you.

Then perhaps some images of the labels up for grabs will twist your arm sufficiently.

Have a look below





That should have done the trick, we look forward to seeing you all for the first time in 2019.


Prospect Hospice & Label Of The Year

Just a quick update on the above. Below is a letter received from Prospect Hospice acknowledging our efforts on their behalf.

Thanks again to everyone who made this possible

Arkell’s Brewery Ltd

We are delighted to welcome our friends, Arkell’s Brewery Ltd as Corporate members of the Labologists Society.

A link to their website appears, strangely enough on our ‘Links’ page & also on the Arkell’s page from the Corporate Members drop down menu.

Labels from Arkell’s may be found HERE

If you have any labels that do not yet appear on the Arkell’s page, we would welcome a high res .jpeg or .png file. Thanks in advance

Label Of The Year – The Results

Just a quick post to let you know images of the winning labels are now available on the site.

For those of you who missed the LOTY meetings or who are just interested in modern beer labels & graphic design, the pics can be found HERE

Photos of the LOTY meeting, will follow in next day or so, as I am always late with these updates. Sorry


Arkell’s Brewery today

Well that’s LOTY done for another year! A disappointing turnout by our members, but holding the meeting on a Friday was a first. I doubt we will repeat it any time soon. However on a happier note we raised £2,000 for our hosts charity, the Prospect Hospice.

Lots of older labels, donated by our members were auctioned & it would be fair to say, some absolute bargains were acquired.

Our hosts hospitality was outstanding & an excellent buffet was enjoyed by all. Alex Arkell gave us an entertaing history & tour of the brewery.

We are delighted to welcome Arkells as Corporate members of the Society & look forward to assisting them with research into the history of the breweries labels.

Thanks must go to all of our members, who donated labels or who attended and parted with their hard earned cash. I would also like to thank those who work so hard behind the scenes, visting breweries & bottlers, cutting up labels etc.

LOTY @ Arkell’s Brewery – This Friday

Just a swift reminder that the LOTY charity meeting is this Friday, at Arkells
Doesn’t time fly!

Kick off 12.00 ish. Venue: Conference Room Arkells Brewery, Swindon SN2 7RS

To arrive at the conference room car parking turn up the small turning off Beechcroft Road.  It is important to note the postcode to enable your members to reach the conference room and not just park in the brewery.

Please note this postcode if different to that of brewery, as we have parking which is just for us on the day, see above.
Your shiny car will not get totalled by an over enthusiastic dray driver.

Meeting starts around 12.00
(Tea & Coffee available for the drivers among you)
Buffet at 13.30

Brewery tour with Alex Arkell at 14.30.

Lots of auctions & labels to buy.
As usual the beer will be charged for & money donated to the charity.
No raffle this year, but you can donate items to auction. This is a more effective use of time & money raising.

Please bring loads of cash & your cheque book. We cannot accept card payments.

See you on Friday

!!Breaking News!! LOTY Judging 2018

Delighted to announce that the above event for this year will take place on Saturday 8th September from 12.00 to 17.00.

The venue is the Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU. So many real ales you would need several good sessions to try them all.

A short walk from the main Derby rail station to the well appointed upstairs room & you will be set for the afternoon in good company.

There will be another auction of labels from the Des Clarke collection & plenty of opportunity to chat with those collectors who make the pilgrimage to the Brunswick.

If you do not know the Brunswick (why not? I hear distant voices cry), then follow this link to whet your appetite The Brunswick Inn

As you all bask in this tropical weather & the continuing success of the England football team

 Just thought that we would remind you of the above meeting in London, this is a joint meeting with the other breweriana collecting societies.

The venue, as usual for London is the Royal Oak,  44 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4JU, which is an excellent Harvey’s pub.

Always a good choice of ales & food. Very close to Borough Market for those of you who fancy some food or beer shopping.

And perhaps the highlight of the day is another auction of labels from Des Clarke’s collection. We afraid that only members of our society may take part in this.

Images of what’s on offer appear below and we are calling this one, the ABC auction. We think the reason will be obvious.