COLLECTORS of brewing memorabilia will be descending on the home of real ale this weekend for an auction.
The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) National Breweriana Auction is returning to Burton Town Hall, in King Edward Place, from 11am on Saturday.
The event comes back to the town for the seventh year in a row.
A wide range of brewery-related items and advertising material will go under the hammer including lots from breweries such as Bass, Ind Coope, Marston’s, Home’s, Shipstone’s, and Worthington’s.
The highlights include a mirror from Home’s Brewery of Nottingham, which is more than 100 years old and a unique mirror produced by Ind Coope for the Crown Inn, Stapenhill, in the late 1950s.
More of an oddity is a handsome looking figure produced by Wychwood Brewery for their Hobgoblin chain of pubs – the Wychwood Brewery is now owned by Burton-based Marston’s.
Other items include an unusuallyshaped Bass Charrington water jug, an Allsopps water jug and a small Worthington mirror which is more than 60 years old.
Organiser Bill Austin said: “A few collectors’ stands selling brewery-related items should also be there.”
The majority of revenue raised from the auction will go to CAMRA.
The event starts with viewing of the lots at 11am, followed by the auction at 12.30pm, and entry costs £2.50 on the door.
There will then be an introductory address from Mayor of East Staffordshire Michael Rodgers.
Last year, items of interest included a bottle of beer specially brewed by the Burton Bridge Brewery for the Burton Mail in 1984.
There was also a pair of 100- year-old advertising signs from Marshall Brothers of Huntingdon, a framed Bells of Stockport poster and an old, framed Allsopp’s sign sold on the day.
More information is available by emailing Bill Austin on email@example.com or by calling 07789 900411.