Good Evening Members,
Scarborough Real Ale, Cider & Arts Festival
The festival organiser, Stewart Campbell, would like to express his thanks to all those who supported the festival either as volunteers or customers. It was a very successful event with 1444 people attending and 5000 pints sold. There will be a feedback meeting held shortly with the date and venue announced at the branch meeting on Thursday.
The first Branch Meeting of 2018 will be on January 11th at 7:30pm, venue to be confirmed, with the first committee meeting being held there at 6:30pm.
Yorkshire Regional Website
Recently a regional CAMRA website has been set up https://yorkshire.camra.org.uk/
You may already be aware of the CAMRA shared discussions forum, you can join in the chat at https://discourse.camra.org.uk/login
Kevin Keaveny, The Regional Director, also wanted us to share with you the following website https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/micropubs-the-new-local-community#/
Sheffield's Real Heritage Pubs: Pub Interiors of Historic Interest
You may be interested in this free to download, book about Sheffield pubs, www.sheffieldcamra.org.uk/rhp
This new publication, the first Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) book about Heritage Pubs in Sheffield, is available as a free download. Edited by Sheffield and District CAMRA, Pub Heritage Officer, Dave Pickersgill, this ground-breaking document is the first attempt to create a snapshot of the Sheffield Pub Heritage picture.
Paul Ainsworth, Chair of the CAMRA National Pub Heritage Group: "Over the past 25 years, CAMRA has developed its national and regional inventories of historic pub interiors. These highlight the crème de la crème of interiors which have either escaped much alteration for many years or contain features of exceptional interest. We have, though, been aware that below these top tiers can be found a host of interiors which, whilst much changed, still offer a great deal worth seeing. The pioneering work carried out in Sheffield to locate and record these pubs has been an inspiring exercise. It enables compilation of this publication portraying the rich tapestry of Sheffield's pubs from the nationally important to those where what remains, may be fragments, but is nevertheless to be cherished. A bonus, of course, is that many of these pubs sell great real ale. We hope this guide is the first of many."
Included in the 81 pages are over 30,000 words, over 300 images and detailed comment on all the 22 Sheffield pubs listed on the CAMRA Pub Heritage website. Also documented are both local pubs with some historical interest and many fragments of our historical brewery and pub heritage.
The book is freely available from the Sheffield CAMRA website.
Grateful thanks are given to numerous individuals, the National CAMRA Pub Heritage Group and Sheffield Archives: the latter for providing access to unique historic documentation.
We also have a number of Yorkshire Real Heritage Pubs books available at £3.50 each, if you would like a copy, please contact me before November 14th, when we will be returning the unsold copies to HQ.
We also have some GBG 2018 at a cost of £11 to members, they make an excellent Christmas present! Let me know before the 14th December if you would like one and I can bring to the AGM.