Brewed in Britain: The Architectural History of British Breweries
Wednesday 22nd January 2014
As the beer brewing industry developed from its Neolithic roots, so its buildings grew from the domestic in scale to massive structures that could be found in almost every British town and city by late Victorian times.
The talk discussed how the industry's architecture developed as manpower was replaced by horsepower and finally steam engines. A wealth of illustrations captured the elegance of Georgian brewhouses and the delights of Victorian ornamental breweries.
Lynn's major new book on brewery architectural history is about to be published by English Heritage.