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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With a brewing history going back to 1777 and its red triangle trademark the oldest recognised trade mark in the world, Bass should be one of the treasures of the UK brewing industry. However in the 1990s a fixation with alcopops and nitrokeg beers lead to sale and closure of most of their breweries and eventually the sale of the company to Interbrew UK. Brewing of the Bass brand is still carried out at this plant, now owned by Coors Brewers Ltd.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/578

Brewery Website: http://www.bass.com/
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Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Plain.
Some bottles exist with mis-printed labels, having the gold print missing. 1 bottle for sale.

Bottle:
Good
Label:
Slightly Worn
Top:
Torn
Display card to accompany above bottled beer.
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Founded in 1719. Became Dudgeons Brewery in 1815 and finally Belhaven Brewery when taken over once more in 1972. In recent years a new smaller plant has been installed and Maclay beers are now brewed here. Taken over by Greene King during the latter part of 2005.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/298

Brewery Website: http://belhaven.co.uk
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label
Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap, Printed with 'Belhaven Brewery Scotland'.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Slightly Worn
Top:
Slightly Scratched
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label
Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap, Printed with 'Belhaven Brewery Scotland'.
This is a printers error label, being printed upside down!
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Slightly Worn
Top:
Worn
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Believed to be the oldest brewhouse in Britain it is known that this building use operational as a monk's resthouse in the early 15th century. It became an inn in the 18th century. A four barrel brewplant is situated at the rear of the pub.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/529

Brewery Website: http://www.spingoales.com
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Brewed for: The Blue Anchor, Helston, Cornwall.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Foil Top, Plain.

Limited Edition (un-numbered) of 600.

Facsimile Signature by Sid Cannon, the Head Brewer
Bottle:
Slightly Scuffed
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
Issued to accompany above bottled beer.
Although issued in 1981, it was not specifically printed with reference to the royal wedding, to prolong its shelf life!
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Brewing started in 1978. Brewing ceased in October 1985 following a split in the partnership behind the brewery. One of the original partners immediately formed Hampshire Brewery on the same site.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/950
Brewed for: Belle and Crown.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap.
Fired-on Label. 5,616 bottles believed produced. 2 bottles for sale.

Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Scratched
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Initially founded in 1713, it was acquired by S A Brain in 1882. A new brewery in St. Mary Street was built in 1914. Took over Crown Buckley in 1997. Following the decision by Bass to close the former Hancocks plant, it was purchased by Brain's in 1999 and production moved to the new plant during 2000.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/538

Brewery Website: http://www.sabrain.co.uk
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label
Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Embossed with Wedding Bells.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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A chain of brewpubs initially launched in 1979. Beer was often badged as coming from Bruce's Brewery, after the founder David Bruce. They were sold in 1988 to Midsummer Leisure and changed hands a number of times until taken over in 1991 by Allied Brewery. Following this takeover there was a veritable explosion of Firkin pubs, many, however, did not brew but received their beer from another near by Firkin. All breweries were closed during October 1999 following the take-over of Allied Domecq tied estate by Punch Taverns.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/breweries/firkin.html
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label
Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern.
6,000 believed produced.
Bottle:
Slightly Scuffed
Label:
Slightly Worn
Top:
Good
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The business of Buckley's Brewery started in 1767, when Henry Child (b. 1742) from Freystrop, Pembrokeshire, a prominent Methodist, started to brew beer in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. He had come to Llanelli as estate agent for Sir Thomas Stepney (d. 1772) of Prendergast, near Haverfordwest, who owned a malthouse and a brewhouse. Child acquired the freehold of Felinfoel mill in Llanelli. The population increase caused his brewing business to flourish. The Rev. James Buckley (1770-1839) from Oldham, Lancashire, married Maria, the daughter of Henry Child, and developed the brewery. When he died, his second son, another James Buckley, managed the company. After his death in 1883, the business fell into the hands of his three sons, who from then on traded as the Buckley Brothers. In 1998, brewing ceased in Llanelli and the beer production moved to Cardiff. William Bythway worked as the clerk of James Buckley, and was interested in James Buckley's daughter.

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Scope and content/abstract: Business records relating to Buckley's Brewery Limited, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, 1786-1975, mainly accounts, reports,
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label
Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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