Presentation evening 17th Oct.
(Pictured left the winners of the membership prize draw with Her Worship the Mayor.)
During the Gorleston Clifftop Festival we were doing a promotion that any new members who signed up with CAMRA would be entered into a prize draw. The prizes were two cases of Lacons ale (one per winner) and a £20 drinks voucher kindly donated by the Tombstone Brewery.
On Tuesday 17th October we had a prize presentation evening for winners at the Tombstone Saloon Bar on George St. Great Yarmouth. Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Kerry Robinson attended and assisted in the presentation of the prizes. The winners included our oldest member Mr. Turner, who had just turned the sprightly age of 90 years old and one of our youngest members Ms. Johnson who is 25. A good evening was had and many thanks to all CAMRA members who attended!
The lucky winners were:
- Mr. Turner
- Mr. Davis
- Ms. Johnson
Social Trip 29th Sept 2017
On the 29th September East Norfolk CAMRA organised a social trip to The Thurne Lion, Stokesby Village Hall Beer Festival and the South Walsham Ship Inn Beer Festival. The CAMRA members who traveled through to the events (pictured above) met the various landlords/ladies, event organisers, fellow Real Ale lovers and had a great time drinking great Ale!
East Norfolk CAMRA now has a fantastic new logo! Many thanks to the students and staff at Great Yarmouth College graphic design department.
Good Beer guide 2018
One of the 11 East Norfolk regional entries into the 2018 Good Beer Guide was The Entertainer free house in Gorleston. Jonathon Beales said he was very proud of the pub and his bar/cellar team for making it into the national CAMRA publication again. Here is Jonathon (right) receiving his GBG certificate mid September 2018. The Other entries from our region were: The Bell, St Olaves; The Oddfellow Arms, The Entertainer and Dock Tavern all in Gorleston. In Great Yarmouth there was The Red Herring, Barking Smack, Tombstone Saloon Bar and The Mariners. The Kings Arms in Hemsby, The Cantley Cock, Cantley and finally The Crown in Catfield.
This summer CAMRA volunteers manned a recruitment tent or table at various events in the East Norfolk area. We conducted a recruitment drive mid May this year with a table at the Great Yarmouth Beer Festival. It was very successful and we managed to recruit 9 new members. At the end of July we had great success with a stall at the Gorleston Clifftop Festival (pictured above). We recruited another 5 new members and had good feedback from many passing CAMRA members.
In the early 1970’s the quality of beer had dropped because of the mass centralisation of breweries. Only 6 controlled 90% of all the beer produced. There were a few like Adnams that held out for quality but not many.
In Norfolk, for a while, there were no breweries left at all.
In 1972 a small group of young journalists set out to change things. The result was to emerge as the largest consumer organisation in Europe and the most successful in the world. Now Real Ale is to be found in most pubs in Norfolk and that is a fantastic achievement. However, pubs are still closing at an alarming rate and nothing effects the availability of Real Ale like a closed pub.
Join us now and help us to fight for the survival of your local pub, thus ensuring these community hubs or meeting places remain for generations to come.