Distilling the Archives – A review

Review by Matthew Abel I was privileged to be awarded the free place at this year’s British Records Association (BRA) conference, Distilling the Archives: The Records of the Drinks Industry in the UK, held in London on 5 October. I am not a BRA member and this was my first time attending a BRA event, but the theme appealed to me as I am writing a history of the former Ind Coope brewery in Romford, East London - the town where I grew up and where I had my first experience of heritage work in the local museum which now occupies part of the old brewery site. I hoped that ...

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Conference Programme Released

The British Records Association’s Annual Conference 2023 focusses on the rich archival resources of the Drinks Industry in the UK. It will take place on Thursday 5th October, 9.30-17.00 at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. The conference will cover topics such as: The Government and Wine Drinks industry archives at the Modern Records Centre Warwick University Brewery records at London Metropolitan Archives The Brewers’ Company British Brewers as patrons of the arts Connections between the UK brewing industry and contempor...

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Win a free place to our conference in 2023

  Distilling the Archives: Records of the Drinks Industry in the UK   Cowcross Street, London, 5th October 2023   The British Records Association is offering a free place to an early career archivist, librarian, historian, or related heritage worker, for the best submission on the benefits of attending the conference. This could cover, for instance, why you are interested in attending, why the particular subject of the conference is important to you, and how the event might contribute to your professional development.   Submissions ...

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