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Thurs 3rd Branch Meeting and 40th Anniversary Celebration Alexandra Hotel 8PM

4- 9th City Charter Beer Festival Set Up.

9th 13th City Charter Beer Festival Open to the public.

13th -14th City Charter Beer Festival, Take Down.

Get those staffing forms in, help needed at all sessions, even if it's only for an hour?

Rest and recuperation time....


Info 16th to 19th - Olde Dolphin Inne Beer festival.


Saturday 2nd - Branch 40th Anniversary Trip, Batemans Brewery, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. By Mini Coach.
Chosen because the Alexandra Hotel was a Batemans house back in the day when the branch was formed (I'm advised). This Long established (1874) and award winning brewery should make a tremendous day out visiting both the Victorian Brewhouse and the 'Theatre of Beers' where you will learn about the history of the Brewery as well as the brewing process. More information about Batemans can be found on their website;
The chosen day also coincides with their 'Bands on the Bank' fun day, so there should be plenty to do. See link
I will also try and pull in a stop in Boston along the way time permitting.
Suggest timing are depart 10 am from Cathedral Green, Derby, pick up to be confirmed nearer the time roads willing. Set off back ~ 8PM.
Costs; entry for the brewery and tour will be free, courtesy of Batemans; the bus will be ~£10 to 15.
We may need to pay to get in the fun day and obviously your food and drink for the rest of the day is pay as you go.
Names and £5 deposit to Dean to secure a place.


Thurs 7th - Branch Club of the year Presentations, Spondon

8 pm onwards for a 8.30 presentation at the Conservative Club and 9 pm onwards for a 9.30 presentation at the Liberal club. Regular Trent 'Spondon Flyer' Bus service available from the bus station to Spondon.


Wed 13th - EGM and Branch Meeting, Brunswick 8pm.

Looking ahead to September

Sat 20th City Charter Beer Festival - Thank you trip to York.

It is also the York beer festival which is optional. By free coach to all who worked and signed up. Look out for the list at the staffing desk during the festival or contact Dean.

Priority will be given to festival workers, so get those staffing forms in. They can be found elsewhere on the website.

I will open the trip up to non workers, friends and family after the festival. 

£5 deposit form everyone, refunded to workers on the day. Full cost to non workers.


All welcome.

Any 'socials' Questions please, Contact Dean Smith, 07703 458623.





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