That was the week that was…

So, we had veils, the Army saying they want out and the Tories have said they’re thinking about ….. tax cuts. Yet, through all this one huge story has slipped past almost totally unnoticed. Youngs Brewery of Wandsworth is no more.

I only found out last week and feel really bad about it. First of all you just know that the brewery will be turned into designer flats and its soul lost for good. As if the area hadn’t changed enough? The company will move production to Bedford! BEDFORD!

They’d been brewing there since 1581, London’s oldest brewery. Now, we’ve got Fullers. I’m depressed, guess its time for a drink.


4 Comments so far

  1. RT (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 12:02 am

    THANK GOD!!!

    that place stunk out the whole of wandsworth on a daily basis….

  2. sean (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

    You mean, you actually go to South London …. wow!

  3. Flora (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    Aw, too bad–I love the brewery smell when I’m rowing on the Thames. I grew up near a brewery so maybe that’s why I like it, though. :)

  4. RT (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 7:56 pm

    HA… I worked there for a year!!!!

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