- Register your interest
Tuesday 16 July 2019
If anyone is interested in going on any of the Branch Socials please register your interest by emailing ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos so Pete Clegg can add you to the list. The Blackburn trip is filling up so get your name down before it's full
- Pick up times for Keighley & Saltaire trip
Saturday 13 July 2019
Colne Coach Depot 10am, Burnley Brun Lee 10:15am, Blackburn Outside Thwaites Brewery 10:20, Whalley Main Street 10:40ish, Clitheroe Exchange11:05ish.
Please be aware this trip is fully booked
- Pub and Club of the Year Competition
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Message from Tom Fishwick, Branch chair:
Dear East Lancs CAMRA member,
It has been agreed that at the July Committee Meeting (7.45pm at the Cannine Club, Accrington) we are going to hold an open vote on how we choose the POTY & COTY in the future and all members are invited to attend.
Current Branch policy stops the same Pub, or Club, from winning a the award twice in a row. It has been proposed that we drop this restriction.
We hope to provide both sides of the policy to the Branch as a whole before voting.
Those members that can’t make it can email me on ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc with their vote (& membership number as proof of ID) before the meeting, or for more information.
Chair, East Lancs CAMRA
- Updates to events this week
Sunday 2 June 2019
Before the branch meeting on Thursday 6th at the New Brew'm will be the presentation for the Burnley Pub of the Year 2019 taking place at 7:30.
Pick ups times for the Ribble Valley Social on Saturday 8th are: Burnley - Brun Lea, Manchester Rd 11am, some of us are having breakfast there all welcome to join us, Accrington - Boars Head, Manchester Rd 11:15, Blackburn - By Thwaites Brewery, Penny Street, 11:30, Clitheroe - Interchange 12noon.
Anyone not on the social coach trip remember it’s the presentation to the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton at 2.30. The East Lancs CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019
- David Sanderson funeral
Wednesday 29 May 2019
The funeral for David Sanderson is booked for Wednesday 5th June at 3.00pm at Accrington cemetery/crematorium. They are having a wake for David afterwards at Grants at 3.45 to 4.00pm people are most welcome.
Please let David's brother-in-law Andrew Cant know if you are thinking off attending so they have an idea of the numbers on 07786735445 or moc.tenretnitb@24tnacwerdna
- An update for next Sat 1st June presentation
Sunday 26 May 2019
After presenting the award to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club at 1pm, we will move onto the Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap in Darwen to present the East Lancs Cider Pub of the Year 2019 award. This presentation will take place approx. 3.30/4pm
- Sad news - David Sanderson
Sunday 26 May 2019
We have been informed of the sad passing away of David Sanderson, who some of our members in the Accrington area may have known. We believe from David’s brother in law that he may have been a local at the Grants bar. We anticipate the funeral will be the week of 3rd June with the service at the Accrington Crematorium and the wake at the Whittaker’s Arms, but we will know more in due course and will update the news when we have it.
- Congratulations to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club
Thursday 16 May 2019
Congratulations to the Cherry Tree Cricket Club, for the winning the Blackburn with Darwen Area Club of the Year award for 2019. Come along Saturday 1st June with the presentation taking place at 1pm
- Spaces available for Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteers trip
Wednesday 15 May 2019
The Clitheroe Beer Festival Volunteers trip to Keighley and Saltaire is now open for everyone so don’t worry if you didn’t volunteer and non CAMRA members are welcome.
To book a seat please contact Peter Clegg asap as there’s only a few spaces left, on 07964-258360 or email ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos. Cost is £10 per person. Pickup times will be announced in due course.
- Branch Presentation Announced *UPDATED*
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Congratulations to the Drummers Arms, for the winning the Blackburn with Darwen Area Pub of the Year award for 2019. Come along Sunday 19th May from 12:30 with the presentation taking place at 1pm, with the Lancashire Telegraph present so dress up for the occasion.
There will be a committee meeting taking place afterwards, next door at the Rock Box, and all members are welcome.
Or why not stay in the Drummers and enjoy their Sunday open mic/live music afternoon with a few beers or ciders.
- Clitheroe Beer Festival Tuesday 9 April 2019
- Branch Presentation
Monday 25 March 2019
There will be a presentation to the Sydney Street Club for winning the Hyndburn Club of the Year award for 2019 before the meeting on Thu 11th April. Be there from 19:30 so that we can start the meeting at 19:45 prompt.
- Branch Presentations: East Lancs COTY 2019 & Rossendale Area POTY & COTY 2019
Wednesday 20 March 2019
See the Branch Diary for details of these presentations
- Branch Award Winners 2019
Thursday 14 February 2019
Congratulations to the East Lancs CAMRA award winners 2019:
East Lancs Pub of the Year (POTY) Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton
East Lancs Club of the Year (COTY) Whitworth and Healy Vale Band Club
East Lancs Cider Pub of the Year Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap, Darwen
Keep an eye out on the Branch Diary page and social media for dates and time of the presentations. Cheers!
- Presentation to the Canine Club
Wednesday 13 February 2019
There will be a presentation before the AGM, Thursday 21st February, to the Canine Club in reaching the Top 4 CAMRA clubs in the UK award, which will be announced in March. Be there at 19:30 to share this special achievement, then onto the AGM for a 19:45 prompt start. Cheers!