Among the stuff kindly sent to me last night and referred to here, I was sent this poster of the Saddleworth Beer Festival.1985 Hand designed and quite nice really. Notice the drain on the left hand side of the road. I quote my benefactor about this particular festival.
"The Saddleworth poster has a drawing of the front of the building as you approach
up the street, however the significant part of the drawing for those in the
know, was the grid at the side of the pavement on the left. This related to an
incident after the Sunday lunch time drinking up session the previous
year when a young lady had got rather drunk in the two hour session and
instead of using the toilets at the entrance/exit had decided to sit down on the
pavement outside and have a piss in the grid. As there is a panoramic view
from the window in the hall, this was witnessed by several of the members who
were clearing up."
Things weren't always easy in the old days you know.
I have loads more of this old toffee. It'll serve you right if I post it.
A bit of a CV. Tandleman is a veteran beer lover, local CAMRA Chairman and activist, beer writer, beer reviewer and pursuer of all things good in beer. He lives in the North West of England and London. Despite his CAMRA membership, he does not limit himself to cask conditioned beer, though he believes that cask conditioning, when done correctly and appropriately, brings a quality to beer that is hard to equal by any other kind of presentation. He is a strong supporter of Northern methods of beer dispense and avidly detests poorly presented beer and dislikes pasteurisation. He regularly visits Germany, has conducted corporate British and German beer tastings for CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival where he has worked for years on Biere Sans Frontieres and was Deputy Organiser at CAMRA's very successful National Winter Ales Festival in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival from 2013 to date. He admires good brewers wherever they are and has travelled extensively in pursuit of good beer to drink.
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