From Hops To Hostelry - Study Day 2006

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A study day in association with the Victorian Society

Sponsored by Young & Co's Brewery and held at the Brewery Tap, High Street, Wandsworth, London SW18

Saturday 25 February 2006. 10.00am for 10.15

The day starts with coffee and a tour of Young's Brewery, the oldest site of continuous commercial brewing in the country. The rest of the day will be taken up with presentations from some of the country’s leading experts on the history of brewing and the licensed trades. The morning will be chaired by Geoff Brandwood, Chair of the Victorian Society, and the afternoon by Jeff Sechiari, Chair of the Brewery History Society.

  • Stephen Humphrey: 'Southwark's Hop Trade'
  • Amber Patrick: 'Victorian Maltings, from the Vernacular to the Architect-designed'
  • Lynn Pearson: 'Towers of Strength: Brewery Architecture at Home and Abroad'
  • Martyn Cornell: 'From Half-and-Half to Mother-in-Law: a Brief History of Beer 1837-1914'
  • Ray Anderson: 'The Sword and the Armour: Science and Practice in the Brewing Industry 1800–1914'
  • David Gutzke: 'Riches Galore?: Running the Local in London, 1840-1914'
  • Andrew Davison: 'Try the Alternative: the Architecture of Temperance'
  • Kieran Foley: 'Keep your Money, Sergeant’: a Stroll through the Dancing and Singing Saloons of Dockland London'
  • Geoff Brandwood: 'Going, going, not quite gone: the Traditional Victorian Pub'

Tea and coffee, plus a buffet lunch are included.

The Brewery Tap is about 10 minutes walk from Wandsworth Town National rail station (buses 28 and 44 stop outside the station and go to the centre of Wandsworth).