The History of Shepard Neame Brewers by John Owen
June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shepherd Neame’s archivist and historian John Owen has been honoured for his success in confirming an oft-debated topic in British brewing history: who is Britain’s oldest brewer?
John’s book The Emergence Of Shepherd Neame From The Earliest Days of Brewing in Faversham, Kent: 1100-1732, was published earlier this year, and shows that brewing has taken place continuously on the current site since at least 1573; 125 years earlier than believed and cementing Shepherd Neame’s title as Britain’s oldest brewer.
A native of Faversham, John read history at the University of Kent at Canterbury and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. His long career in the City, as a Lloyd’s and International Company Reinsurance Underwriter, allowed time for local history research and collecting.
Free for Sittingbourne Society members and £1 for HRGS and Sittingbourne Heritage Museum members. Meetings are open to the public – costs £3.