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Quirky Quote #2

Here goes with QQ #2. This one is a bit more suited to my level, good old BritCom, showing our joy at being in the EU.

“You were only supposed to soak the bloody labels off”

With apologies to Michael Caine (Charlie Croker) – The Italian Job

Well, having recovered from LOTY physically, if not financially. And as it is over a month since the last ‘Spot the Difference’.

I have had a browse thru the collection & offer this pair of labels for you to ponder over.

 

Walsall & District Clubs comparative

No help this time, but I wonder if Andy & his mate were drinking this in our superb promotional cartoon?

Quirky Quote #1

As threatened earlier today, we begin our quest for quirky quotes. Our opener, at the suggestion of our well read newsletter editor, Steve B.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune,

must be in want of a beer label collection”    With apologies to Jane Austen – Pride & Prejudice

We have just added the above brewery to our ‘Featured Breweries’ pages. Hopefully we will add further images in the coming days or weeks. If you wish to have some of your labels from this brewery appear on this site, just contact the webmaster via our ‘Getting in Touch’ page.

Quite a Week for the Labologists Society

Well what a week! Last Saturday we raised £2,800 for our LOTY charities. £1,400 each to Keech Hospices, Luton and to Macmillan Cancer Support.

And Lo & Behold, today we passed the 25,000 visitor milestone for this website. That is in around four & a half months, since launch.

So what next, well more content as & when time allows. Please keep sending your label images. Hopefully some pictures of last weekends LOTY event over the next couple of days.

Thanks to everyone involved in & supporting Label Of The Year once again.

Cheers Pete

Beer labels added: Openshaw Brewery Company

Another 4 images added to the above page under ‘Featured Breweries’ tab. Nothing that old or rare, just different to what is already there.

Could you add something more? If so, as usual contact our webmaster via the ‘Getting in Touch’ page. Thanks in advance (or is that in hope)

Island Green Brewery Co, Wrexham

Two images of labels from the above brewery have been added to the ‘Gallery’ on the page Brewers G-I. Very nice rare examples, why not share some of your favourite labels with your fellow Labologists and all those other interested visitors to our site.

John Fox – India Pale Ale

An image of the above labels has been added to the John Fox page within ‘Featured Breweries’. Now displaying 6 different labels, are you willing & able to add to this total? If so please contact our webmaster via the ‘Getting in Touch’ page.

LOTY Raises £2,800 for UK Charities

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday at Wells & Youngs in Bedford, we handed cheques for £1,400 to both Macmillan Cancer Support & Keech Hospice Care, based in Luton. Our most sincere thanks go to Wells & Youngs for their excellent support of LOTY 2013 & a special thank you to Liz Faulkner for her time on Saturday and her patience with us over the last few months. Of course none of this would be possible without the support of our members, who once again have dug very deep to raise this amazing sum for the charities. Finally thanks to Adrian PH, Des C, Keith O, Bernie W & Peter L for their help throughout the year.

We hope to upload some pictures of the event in the coming days, so look out for a new page on the ‘Label Of The Year’ tab

Another small milestone for our website

Yes this morning we passed the 22,000 visitor mark. Which means we are attracting around 5,500 visits per month. Not bad for our small society, there is obviously a fair degree of interest out there. We look forward to the next target of 25K.

Thanks to all of you for your continuing interest & please feel free to comment, in reply to our posts.