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18th May. The death was announced of

former Branch Chairman, Pigs Ear Festival

Organiser and ELAC Darts captain Bernard

Boorman. Bernard took over the running of

the festival whilst at Stratford and continued

to do so until moving to Harlow. In later years

he suffered ill health but even following a

triple bypass still managed to make it to the

festival at Clapton. He was my dart captain

until there were only three of us left in the

team. A life long Spurs supporter there were

times during branch meetings when he was

asked to concentrate on the matters in hand

rather than the last match with fellow

supporter Dave Johnson. Had they been

talking about Leyton Orient I would have

joined them. He was also a fanatical Status

Quo fan who used to go round the country to

see them play.

His family have asked not to be contacted but

a glass of something beery raised and give a

toast in his memory as he would have liked

that. RIP Bernard.



Branch Events

Saturday 9th July - George Ingleby Memorial Drink. We have been told by Owen, one of George’s good friends that another of his favourite pubs should be added to the itinerary, therefore: Meet at Midday at the Anchor & Hope 15 High Hill Ferry Clapton E5 9HG, one of George's favourite pubs where we will raise a glass to his memory. After a couple of hours, we will walk across Walthamstow Marsh and visit another pub that George liked and frequented the Coppermill 205 Coppermill Lane 17 7HF. From there, there is an opportunity to visit the pub closest to where George lived, the Tavern on the Hill 318 Higham Hill Road Higham Hill E17 5RG operated by Wild Card brewery or other options for attendees are visits to the Blackhorse Beer Mile, Rose & Crown, Stag & Lantern or other events happening locally. Pub of the Year Presentation Tues July 12th - 8pm Olde Rose & Crown, 53 Hoe Street, E17 4SA - Presentation at 8- 30pm. Tuesday 19th July 8.00pm Branch Meeting to be held at the Holly Tree Dames Road, London E7. Wednesday 10th August 7.30pm Community Award Presentation to the Stag and Lantern Highams Park. Presentation at 8.15pm. Wednesday 17th August 8.00pm Community Award Presentation to the Eleanor Arms Bow. Presentation at 9pm. Saturday 3rd September Roberts Ramble It will take place in the Hampstead area. Planning has now commenced. A detailed itinerary will be announced shortly. Whatever avenue your desire takes you down, whatever the occasion, be assured that there is a beer for you and acclaimed beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones will help you make the right choice with his selection of 250 of the very best beers in bottle and can from around these islands. Price £17.99


What do the following pub/bars have in common?, Bistrotheque, 23–27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR, Gantry ,40 Celebration Avenue, E20 1DB, Bourbon, 387 Roman Road E3 5QR, 40ft Brewery Tap Bootyard, Abbott Street E8 3DP, Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road E9 5LN. None have a picture on Whatpub. If you can help please send us your photograph. A list of all the pubs is here. A map with all the pubs plotted on them is here. Brewery History Society Website. Back in the day our branch produced a local newsletter named unsurprisingly enough, Pigs Ear. Here is the Nov/Dec 1981 edition. The latest London Drinker is available here. CAMRA London Pubs Guide. London Beer & Pub Guide.

Beer Barrels and Brewhouses

Publication on forgotten East End breweries. See here. Do you know of any clubs not on this list?
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