Among the distinguished visitors at the 2013 Great British Beer Festival held at the London Olympia was a delegation of Brothers from Croydon and Balham Circles. Always on the lookout for new social activities the visit was organised by Bro. Richard Pyatt, a joint member of both Circles, and an enthusiast of real ale and steam railways. So the opportunity to savour some fine brews alongside impressive locomotives was too good to miss. Brothers were able to sample a wide variety of beers but despite best intentions didn’t manage to taste all of them. There were 800 on sale after all!
Brothers from Croydon and Balham Circles sample some fine beers alongside ‘Prince’ one of the 4 original locomotives built for the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales 150 years ago.