Minutes of the Branch Meeting held in the Waggon and Horses,
Cottenham, on Thursday 3 September 1981 at 8 pm.
Apologies for absence were received from: R. Brown and R. Flood.
- Minutes of theprevious meeting. The Branch Meeting due to be
held on Thursday 6 August 1981 had been abandoned as
- Matters arising from earlier meetings. A. Millns thanked all
those had completed GBG 1982 survey forms.
- Correspondence. The Branch had been asked to comment on the
appointment to the vacant Area Organiser post; it was agreed that
we should reply that, for a number of reasons, the position might
be scrapped. Copies of August's Branch Bulletin were made
available. A. Millns had received details of Hi-Gene handpumps; a
letter from the Tolly Cobbold Brewery Liaison Officer outlining
that company's now excellent real ale position (77% of their
houses are 'real'); he circulated a leaflet describing a new cask
CO2 replacement system which appears to have certain attractions
but awaits an official CAMRA declaration; he was present at an
official tasting of conically-fermented Bass and was unable to
distinguish it from the Union product. The St. Neots Branch has
suggested that a further edition of Real Ale in Cambridgeshire
should appear in 1982. It was also proposed that an Ale supplement
should be produced simply listing all real ale outlets and their
beers in the Cambridge Branch's area.
- Treasurer's report. The 1981 Cambridge Beer Festival books are
up to date.
- Green King. The Branch has been informed of recent tied house
converts to the real thing, and the brewery appears to have
adopted a more agreeable attitude so far as CAMRA is concerned.
Nevertheless, Yeoman had been launched upon an undeserving
- Ale. 2200 copies of the newsletter are now produced monthly.
Its distribution will be examined at the next Committee Meeting.
More articles are required from the Ely Section. N. Watson
announced his intention to relinquish Editorship at the next
- Dates of future meetings were established, including an
agreement in principle that the 9th CBF should take place between
21-24 July 1982.
There being no other business, the meeting closed at 10.13 pm.
ALE Monthly No. 211 October 1981
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