When I visit the archives there are always a few minutes to fill before the first batch of documents appears. I use them to search their paper catalogues.
I'm always well-prepared, because my time is so short. And every minute I save is one extra minute in the Gunmakers. So I have a whole wodge of request forms already filled in. But, because life would be bland dish without the spice novelty, I fill in one set there. For non-brewing records of some sort.
I'd never looked at anything in the Whitbread archive other than brewing logs. There are so many, I still haven't got anywhere near through the lot. A right bunch of hoarders, Whitbread. Their archive is huge. Including such things as newspaper clippings of their newspaper ads. I picked the book with ads from more exotic countries.
Like the Philippines.
Funny. I always thought of Mackeson as a drink for grannies. Not fit young women.
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