1981 Royal Wedding - Charles and Diana
29th July 1981: Charles and Diana marry
Crowds of 600,000 people filled the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day.
The couple were married at St Paul's Cathedral before an invited congregation of 3,500 and an estimated global TV audience of 750 million - making it the most popular programme ever broadcast.

Britons enjoyed a national holiday to mark the occasion.

Lady Diana, 20, arrived almost on time for the 1120 BST ceremony after making the journey from Clarence House in the Glass Coach with her father, Earl Spencer.
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J. P. Simpkiss and Son Ltd.
Following the sale of the Home Brewery, Joseph Paskin Simpkiss bought the Foley Arms at Silver End [between Brierley Hill and Amblecote] in 1921. Within four years he had increased production of beer to the rear of the pub to 145 barrels per week. In 1934 the brewery was rebuilt to the designs of son Dennis Simpkiss and it was even named the Dennis Brewery. A five quarter brewery, production of 40 barrels a day was now possible. The company acquired more pubs in which to sell the popular Simpkiss ales. In 1936 a bottling plant was installed at the Dennis Brewery and two years later the business was registered. Joseph Simpkiss died soon after this and Dennis Simpkiss took over the company. His son Jonathon Simpkiss would later lead the company which, in the 1970's, even had a kegging line installed by Ansell's. As managing director, Jonathon Simpkiss sold the Dennis Brewery in 1985 to Greenall Whitley in a cash a share deal worth 1.9m. Simpkiss beers were last produced in July 1985 and Greenall's demolished the brewery three years later. In July 2003 John Richards reported that Jonathon Simpkiss was a tax exile living on the Isle of Man.
Copyright Label images from Digital Photographic Images Brewery images from Staffordshire Past-Track and reproduced with kind permission.
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Standard Pint - ?

Limited Edition of 13
The brewery at Brierly Hill in the West Midlands is reported to have actually produced just 13 bottles with the intention of swapping them to complete their Silver Jubilee collection!!
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Founded by Walter Hick in 1851 as a wine merchants and started brewing in 1860, this brewery is still in the ownership of the same family. The brewery was rebuilt in 1891.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/510

Brewery Website: www.staustellbrewery.co.uk
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Standard Half Pint - Gold Foil Top, Embossed with Royal Crown
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Took over Pett Brewery Company in late 1998. Changed its name from Forge Brewery to Sussex Brewery in late 2001. It is reported by the local CAMRA branch that the brewery closed in early 2004.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/244
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Standard Half Pint - Red Foil Top, Embossed with Entwined Circles - Gold Band below Cap, comes with Neck Booklet

Numbered (043), Limited Edition of 100
Neck booklet is inaccurate.
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Brewing started on this site in 1792 and was taken over by Josuha Tetley in 1822. In 1960 they merged with Walker Cains to form Tetley Walker and in 1961 became the main cask ale brewery for Allied Brewers. Now owned by Carlsberg Tetley, this brewery, the worlds largest producer of cask ale, now brews a number of brands, both for Carlsberg Tetley and other former brewers and pub chains.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/151

Brewery Website: www.carlsberguk.co.uk
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Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern
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Public house display card - note the price of 50pence per bottle!
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Founded in 1827. It was taken over by Scottish & Newcastle in 1987. Most of Theakstons branded beers are brewed at Tyne Brewery however capacity at Masham may be used to produce one off beers. During October 2003 the brewery was taken over a number of members of the Theakston family although it is believed that beer will still also be brewed at Newcastle

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/303

Brewery Website: www.theakstons.co.uk
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Dumpy Half Pint - Ring Pull Top
1 bottle for sale.

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Dumpy Half Pint - Ring Pull Top

Pack of Three
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Shropshire Brewery producing traditional, cask conditioned real ales using the finest ingredients

The small market town of Bishop’s Castle, on the Shropshire/Welsh border, is home to the Three Tuns Brewery, a brewery with significant claims to fame.

A brewing licence at the site was first granted in 1642. Part of the existing brewery is of 17th Century origin, and this would be consistent with it having been the original brewhouse, which would make it, the oldest working brewery premises in Britain.

The remainder of the present brewery consists of a tower erected in about 1888. Tower breweries were a product of Victorian ingenuity; the movement of liquids through the brewing vessels could easily be achieved if the main ingredients, malt and water, were winched and pumped to the top of a tower so that gravity could achieve all the transfers needed during the brewing process.

Although some of the modern technology departs from the original gravity concept, the tower at the Three Tuns Brewery is a classic, miniature Victorian tower which, together with the older building, is described in its Grade Two listing as “a rare survival of a small, working rural brewery”.

The Three Tuns is renowned to cask beer lovers world-wide; many confess to visiting the town purely to see the brewery and sample the beer.

At the advent of the ‘Campaign for Real Ale’ in the 1970s, the Three Tuns Brewery, with the adjacent Three Tuns Inn, was one of only four home-brew pubs operating in the whole of Britain. Its survival can be attributed to the custodianship of the John Roberts family, who bought the pub and brewery sometime in the 1880s, and who built the tower. His son, Erskine Roberts, and his grandson, John Roberts, continued brewing into the mid-1970s.

For several years the future of the Three Tuns brewery had appeared uncertain, following periods of closure. The investment required to bring it up to modern standards had made its viability questionable. In July 2002 a plan was published to convert it to housing.

In January 2003 the brewery was bought by the John Roberts’ Brewing Co.Ltd., the name of which celebrates the brewery’s historic association, over about a century, with the Roberts family. The brewery has been fully re-furbished which should ensure its brewing future for many years to come.

Real Ale Brewery in Shropshire since 1642

Brewery Website: www.threetunsbrewery.co.uk
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Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap

Limited Edition (un-numbred), of 200

Signed by E.R.Jones, Head Brewer
Beware forgeries! (Original brewery receipt accompanies this particular bottle!) 250 bottles believed produced.
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The oldest surviving brewery in Lancashire started brewing in 1807. A new modern brewery was built in 1966. Unfortunately many of Thwaites pubs now do not sell real ale and the range of cask beers produced has been reduced in the last 10 years.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/308

Brewery Website: www.thwaites.co.uk
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Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern

Silver Label
2 bottles for sale.

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Standard Half Pint - Gold Foil Top, Plain

Gold Label
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