Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First Mendip based in Wells, Somerset. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Harvey the dog and Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicholas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

16 Nov 2013

Beers from my youth

Our local Lidl store had an offer on Brakspear Beer. This brought back some very happy memories of the early 1980's and visiting the local pubs around Amersham in Buckinghamshire. The reason for this area that although I lived in Beaconsfield, I went to school at Raans School and my first job was at Hivac,(which became General lamps and gave me my way into cable TV) a manufacture of valves and neon lamps So the question is, which beers could I remember and which pubs are still open.

Morrels. This like a lot is no longer brewed by the original company

Brakspear Beer Still brewed by the same company.

The Blue Ball  
These two were the main pubs our little group drank in. Havn't been back for over 30 years and amazed they are still pubs. Perhaps a visit next time I visit Slough.

The Bell

There were obviously many. many pubs and beers we drank but the above stand out.  I am amazed, given the number of Pubs closing that so many of my 'old haunts' are still open. If I remember any more I will update this page.

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