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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

CAMRA's 35th National Breweriana Auction; Saturday 9th October 2021

Saturday 9 October 2021 10:30 – 15:00

After having to cancel in 2020 due to Covid-19, we are back to the Burton Town Hall for our 35th event.

For those of you who have never been to a Breweriana Auction, read on! Also follow this link. Ever fancied owning a slice of brewing history? Then this Auction is just the thing for you. Run by the Campaign for Real Ale, the National Breweriana Auction returns to Burton on Trent’s Town Hall to celebrate its 35th event on Saturday 9th October. It will have circa 150 interesting auction lots; everything from mirrors to trays; wall signs, bottles and books. Plus there are a number of stands selling brewery memorabilia adding to the atmosphere in this wonderful Victorian venue. There are all sorts of items from all over the country to decorate your home. We'll have items from Burton such as a Bass tray, a brewery dating back to 1777, and a Marston's Pedigree pumpclip and from Birmingham, an unusual Ansell's lot. Ansells date from 1858, merging with Taylor Walker and Ind Coope in 1961 to form Allied Breweries. They are now owned by Carlsberg. We will also have a couple of items from Offiler' s, which once owned 238 pubs and was based in in Derby (1876-1966). One of the rarer lots is a pumpclip from Holes of Newark on Trent. The maltsters, James Holes took on the brewery in 1885. They were acquired by Courage, Barclay & Simonds Ltd in 1967. If you have never been to the National Breweriana Auction before, the auction is great fun to take part in and is an opportunity to get some great bargains plus many of the items on sale can appreciate in value. And, of course, like any CAMRA event, there is some good beer on sale all day (from a local brewery).

Burton on Trent is easily accessible by train. It is less than an hour by train from Nuneaton and about 75 minutes from Coventry; the Town Hall is just a short walk from the railway station. The event starts at 10.30am with the opportunity to view the lots and browse the breweriana stands that will also be there. Bidding starts at noon and is normally finished by 3pm, giving a chance to have a final perusal of the stands before visiting some of Burton's iconic pubs and heading home. Entrance is by catalogue (£3.00), available on the day, or £4.29 (includes postage) in advance, by post from Bill Austin: 07789 900411 or moc.tenretnitb@1591nitsuab. If you can’t get there, postal bids are accepted, just contact Bill. Wheelchair accessible. For more details see: www.gandc.camra.org.uk. As we don't know how the situation will develop in the autumn, we will be instigating a few new measures including bigger distances between seats and we will be asking people to use hand sanitisers on entry. With such a big hall, we feel comfortable we can keep everyone safe.