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Romford Pictures: Havering’s proud brewing history explored in new exhibition

09:00 19 January 2014

Exhibition team with Patricia Pound cutting the ribbon [Picture: Havering Museum]

Exhibition team with Patricia Pound cutting the ribbon [Picture: Havering Museum]

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The proud history of brewing in the borough is revealed in a new museum exhibition.

Romford Brewery in the early 20th century [Picture: Havering Local Studies]Romford Brewery in the early 20th century [Picture: Havering Local Studies]

Mine’s a Pint: Ind Coope and Havering’s Brewing Heritage explores hundreds of years of beer and beer-making, from medieval ale houses to modern micro-breweries, and features items donated and loaned by residents.

It was opened at Havering Museum in Romford by author and former brewery employee, Patricia Pound.

Mrs Pound said: “It gave me tremendous pleasure to launch the exhibition and see the work which has been done by the exhibition team.

“Both my husband Birger and myself worked in the brewery, which was like a big family, so it was wonderful to have had the opportunity to open the exhibition.”

Chloe Branwhite with a 1980s clock loaned to the Museum by Valerie Wheatland and an 1860s painting of the brewery, artist unknown. Loaned by Carlsberg Uk, courtesy of the National Brewery CentreChloe Branwhite with a 1980s clock loaned to the Museum by Valerie Wheatland and an 1860s painting of the brewery, artist unknown. Loaned by Carlsberg Uk, courtesy of the National Brewery Centre

The High Street museum is holding talks to complement the displays which run until March 20.

Speakers include Mrs Pound, Roland Kannor, from the Brentwood Brewing Company and historian Brian Evans. There is also a family brewing day from 11.30am on Saturday.

For more information on all the events, call the museum on 01708 766571.

To see more pictures from the exhibition, click on our gallery at the top right of this article.

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