The Beer History Lectures

Based on Dave’s recently published history of the brewery, we recently gave a presentation at Bassetlaw Museum (Retford). We were billed to provide a one hour talk: starting at 13:30, the presentation finished at 14:30. Then the questions and comments came … so much so, that  a follow-up ‘show and tell’ is set for  July.

The WRB was taken over by Tennants in 1958 and demolished in 1962. Photographs provide an indication of the sheer size of the operation. Ornate wrought iron gates opened out onto a large eye-catching and decorative five storey building, built from bricks of different colour in a style in favour at the time. There is obviously a lot of archive material, memories and anecdotes out there. We want to ensure that it is not forgotten.

If you have any memories or artefacts from the WRB, please feel free to join us at Bassetlaw Museum at 10:30 on Saturday 19th.July. The aim is to finish by 12:30 and then adjourn to the Beer Festival at Worksop Rugby Club. The associated book is available from Amazon Kindle: or search using:  Worksop Brewery.


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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