Southern Hampshire CAMRA

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The latest news of our activities locally and CAMRA's activities nationally are described below.

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Local News

  Ray Massey Ray Massey
We are sad to announce that branch stalwart Ray Massey passed away quietly in his sleep Tuesday Night 4th August 2020. Ray had been very active in the branch over the last 25 or so years, helping with beer festivals, pub surveying (22 current surveys) beer scoring and many memorable 'Walk for Drinkers' articles for both Hop Press and Winchester Beer Festival programmes. Ray was a true gentleman and will be missed by many.
Posted by Pete Horn on 07/08/2020

  Kim Kellaway Kim Kellaway
We are sad to report that long standing branch member Kim Kellaway died on Thursday 23rd July aged 66. Kim had been heavily involved in CAMRA for many years and volunteered at festivals across the country. Kim was the organiser of some of the CAMRA beer festivals in Winchester in the 1980s and was also very active at the Great British Beer Festival - he was there at the first one at Alexandra Palace in 1977. He was a GBBF bar manager, before becoming 'Head of Technical' for all the bars there. More recently Kim helped re-establish Winchester Beer Festival in 2011 and was Bar Manager for the first four of the new events before ill health forced him to step down. Kim contributed a great deal to CAMRA over the years and will be missed by his many friends both locally and throughout the country.
Posted by Pete Horn on 30/07/2020

  Hop Press 88 Spring 2020 Hop Press is out
Normally, over 3600 copies of our branch magazine are delivered to our local pubs but that is not to be. Issue 88 is on-line only and while it has just the regular features for now but more articles will be added as we go on - the benefits of not being fixed to paper! Read it now, and get stuck into Quetzalcoatl's fiendish crossword.
Posted by Pete Horn on 03/05/2020

Previous local news can be found in our Local News Archive.


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