The Grantham branch of CAMRA is marking its 40th year with a special event at the Angel and Royal Hotel next week.
The Campaign for Real Ale will hold the event on Saturday, May 30, to mark the 40 years since the group was formed in the hotel’s bar.
Members of the original committee, including the first chairman who now lives in Yorkshire, will be attending. The branch says anybody who has enjoyed a real ale with the branch over the years is welcome to join in with the current committee. A selection of locally sourced brews including Oldershaws, Brewster’s and Newby Wyke will be on sale.
A plaque designed by former CAMRA chairman Brendan O’Sullivan will be presented to the Angel and Royal by current CAMRA chairman Neville Lomas to commemorate the event. The bar will be open from midday to 11pm.
The first meeting of the branch was attended by national CAMRA chairman Chris Holmes and reported by the Journal in its edition of April 25, 1975.