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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Brewing commenced in about 1750 in Halsemere, Surrey. Moved to Salisbury in 1858. Stopped brewing in 1997, it's beers for a time being brewed by Hall & Woodhouse and Ushers. The one remaining Gibbs Mew beer left in production is now brewed at Refresh UK.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/135
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Brewed for: Albert Arms, Esher, Surrey.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern.

Limited Edition Number 1001 of 1981.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Plain.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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label
Brewed for: General Circulation.

Dumpy Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern.
Bottle embossed twice around neck with 'NO DEPOSIT'. 1 bottle for sale.

Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Brewed for: Hop Inn, Caversham, Reading.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap.

Limited Edition (un-numbered) of 200?

Signed by Douglas Hamilton, the Brewer.
Personally signed 'with best wishes'. Note this bottle is slightly taller (approximatley 3cm) than the standard half-pint size. This bottle may also exist with a gold foil top.

Some bottles have a white foil top and some have a gold foil top.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Scratched
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Brewed for: Hop Inn, Caversham, Reading.

Standard Half Pint - White Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern.

Limited Edition (un-numbered), of 200?

Some Bottles Signed Personally by Douglas Hamilton, Brewer
This bottle is unsigned.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Brewed for: Hop Inn, Caversham, Reading.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap.
A printers proof label with Prince of Wales plumes on a photcopied label.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Slightly Worn
Top:
Scratched
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Brewed for: Hop Inn, Caversham, Reading.

Standard Nip - Gold Foil Top, Embossed with Star Pattern.

Limited Edition (un-numbered), of 30?

Signed by Douglas Hamilton, the Brewer
Personally signed 'with best wishes'. Note a narrower 275ml label was used, but whitened out and overwritten by hand with 180ml! 2 bottles for sale.

Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Started brewing in the autumn of 1977 based on Atherden Road in Clapton, London. In the summer of 1978 they moved to Bow, moving again a few months later to the above address. They ceased brewing in 1982 and considered merging with Tisbury, but eventually mersed with Chudley to form Godson Chudley.
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Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Gold Crown Cap.
Was this brewed for the overseas market (Inh.25cl.bier cat1 printed on label!) 1 bottle wanted.

Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Slightly Scratched
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Originally commenced brewing at the Turkey Inn in autumn 1978. Brewing ceased for a period during 1982/3 while major building modifications were made to the building, involving the addition of a hotel and conference centre. The brewery was taken over in 1985 and brewing ceased in 1988. The owner moved to Australia but returned in 1991 to reopen the brewery at its current address.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/142

Brewery Website: http://goose-eye-brewery.co.uk
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Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Pint - Gold Crown Cap.

Limited Edition Number 123 of 282

Signed by Peter Wesly?, the Head Brewer
Bottled by Legendary Heroes.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Slightly Scratched
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Now the largest independent cask brewer in the UK, this brewery started with the merger of E Greene & Sons and F W King & Sons in 1887. The new merged brewery was based at the Greene site where brewing had been going on since 1806. Over the years a number of breweries have been taken over. Recently Morland and Ruddles beers have been acquired and are brewed here along side the Greene King range. In July 2005 they took over Ridleys and Belhaven later in the same year. Took over Hardy & Hanson's in September 2006.

http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/147

Brewery Website: http://greeneking.co.uk
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Brewed for: Honest John, Chatteris, Cambs.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Plain.

Limited Edition Number 143 of 150

Facsimiled Signature by Stuart Stacey, the Landlord
Some bottles are also personally signed by the landlord.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Brewed for: New Inn, Waterley Bottom.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Plain.

Limited Edition Number 58 of 200

Signed by '?' (Indecipherable!), the Landlord?
Signature is indecipherable.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Brewed for: General Circulation.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Plain.
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Good
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Brewed for: The Bay Horse, Old Hall Green.

Standard Half Pint - Silver Foil Top, Plain.

Limited Edition Number 5 of '?'
Bottle:
Good
Label:
Good
Top:
Slightly Torn
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