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Would you believe this? I've only just realised that Newark is an anagram of wanker. Amzing, seeing as I went to school in the town.

Been feeling another possible book coming on. You may have noticed I've been annoying you with lots of stuff about brewing in Newark. There will doubtless come a point when I've enough material for a small book. Though it will have rather niche appeal. But that's the great thing about self-publishing through Lulu - it doesn't matter how small sales are, books are still the same price.

I've been a bit lazy this year. I've only released four books. If you've been counting, you may think: "What's the fourth book?" Because it isn't generally available. A little thing called Xmas! that's for my family only.

I know I've at least one reader who would be interested in a book about Newark brewing. You know who I mean, John.

It's been an odd experience learning more about the brewers and breweries of Newark. And the important role they palyed in the town, both economically and politically. By the time I moved to the town the latter had gone. But there were still two substantial breweries in the town and - when combined with malting - brewing was still of great economic value.

Why is there no brewery in Newark today? It makes no sense, at a time when there are more breweries in the UK than any time since the early 1930's:



UK breweries


year
no. breweries


1920
2914


1927
1722


1930
1418


1932
1286


1934
1197


1935
1144


1936
1103


1937
1027


1938
946


1939
885


1940
840


1941
810


1942
798


1943
757


1944
741


1945
708


Source:


BBPA Statistical Handbook 2003, p. 92


Brewers' Almanack 1955 p.68



Is there any other town in Britain with as rich a brewing history as Newark currently without a brewery?



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