28th National Breweriana Auction
Breweriana Auction breaks all records
CAMRA's National Breweriana Auction returned to Burton Town Hall for its 28th event, and proved to be the most successful event it has run in Burton. Attended by over 70 people and opened by the Mayor of East Staffordshire, Cllr Michael Rodgers, the Auction went through 176 lots; everything from figurines to wall signs. The most expensive lot was an Ind Coope mirror made in the late 1950s for Burton's own Crown Inn in Stapenhill. This beautiful mirror went for over £300. But there were plenty of bargains, a Guinness Â½pint glass goblet, a Morgan's Gold Medal Ales can/bottle opener and a Ruddles' Brewery Horse brass on leather all went for £2 each. The organiser, Bill Austin, said 'We were delighted with the attendance this year. We have been running the event in Burton for a number of years now and, as Burton is well known as the home of British brewing, it seems an appropriate location for the event. We are hoping that the Auction will return to Burton next October'. For further details see: http://gac.camrabeerengine.org.uk/.
Further Information contact: Bill Austin: 07789 900411. Photo: Auctioneers, Terry Lock and Mike Peterson either side of Cllr Michael Rodgers Extra Facts 1. CAMRA is the Campaign for Real Ale and is a volunteer membership organisation with over 200 volunteer branches across the UK and over 150,000 members. 2. CAMRA nationally was formed in 1971. It exists to promote good beer, protect pubs and defend consumer rights. 3. All proceeds for CAMRA's National Breweriana Auction go towards CAMRA's campaigns to promote good beer and pubs.