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one members recently took a coach trip to the Charles
Wells Brewery in Bedford, although both the journey
there, during the evening "rush-hour" and the return
took three and a half and two and a half hours,
respectively the tour of the brewery, the meal
provided and the chance to sample some of their 27
beer products were much enjoyed by all.
The tour was conducted by Martin their
production manager, master brewer, who provided an
interesting, educating and comical presentation via a
closed circuit audio system to headsets, along with head
protection and high-vis-jackets, worn by the
statistics of this family run business, the UK's
largest independent brewing company, are
would need to drink four cans every day for a year,
without exception, to consume one hour of their
canning production which runs continuously for 17
hours, for just one of their beers.
sincere thanks to Martin and Alison Penn, their local
rep who looks after us, for organising the visit and
for providing the photographs.
It is hoped there will be another opportunity next
year for other members to enjoy this trip but we shall
have to await for an invitation from the brewery.
perhaps there might be other coach trips that
members would like us to arrange?
No that's not the coach!
This was the coach.
The Eagle Centre where we
were greeted by Martin and Alison with a drink and had a
meal after the tour.
Outside the offices
where martin explained about the energy centre where the
power for the site, steam, hot water, etc is created and
pointed out the pipe that brings the water from their
own bore hole 2.5Km away.
St George's Day
St George's Day is celebrated every year,
on the 23rd April, with club members enjoying a Fish
& Chip lunch followed by an old-time sing-along.
Day is commemorated every year with club members holding
their own Service of Remembrance commencing at 11am on the
same Sunday of the official service held at the
Cenotaph in London's Whitehall.
Next floor the Control Room.
In the control room
where Martin explained the brewing process and the
The bottling line.
The Keg line.
Sadly this year Armistice day
will not be going ahead on Sunday 8th November.