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Quiet during the storm [by Martyn Pashley]

When all around you is the squelching sound of people slowly sinking into the mud, and the rain is hammering down on your tent, it's really good to know that there an oasis of tranquillity in the "Lost Dads Tent". Despite having to accommodate the entire Accrington mass pipe band (and all their butties, bagpipes and drums) the CAMRA crew looked after many lost dads (and a few mums) during the day of the Gala.

Four rotating guest ales were available through the day from Three B's, Bowland, Grindleton and Red Rose - all served in perfect order through handpumps. We managed on several occasions to convince would be lager drinkers to try a taster of the real stuff and had quite a few takers, now you can't argue at

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Sheltering from the rain
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The young and not so enjoying the ales
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There is certainly plenty of choice
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All sorts of folk sample the wares!
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Even the ladies had a tipple
Other recent social items...
Clitheroe Beer Festival round-up - A selection of shots from the 2012 festival [posted on 13/06/2012]
Sunshine and Real Ale - Pendle Beer Festival workers' trip to Lancaster [posted on 02/07/2010]
Clitheroe Beer Festival photos - Lots of pictures from the cracking 2010 festival [posted on 18/05/2010]
Three B's Brewery Trip - A journey to Feniscowles by train, hook and crook [posted on 11/03/2010]
Thwaites Tour 2009 - News of our meeting at the Blackburn brewery [posted on 09/09/2009]
Hopstar Brewery Presentation - A day out at an award-winning brewery! [posted on 04/08/2008]
November CAMRAmble - A trek to the highest pub in the UK [posted on 02/12/2007]
Greenfield brewery trip - A complete account of a most excellent adventure! [posted on 07/11/2007]
Masham trip photos - See how many faces you recognise! [posted on 06/07/2007]
Thwaites 200th anniversary visit - An entertaining evening at the oldest East Lancs brewery [posted on 12/06/2007]
Moorhouses Brewery Tour - Fun at the famous Burnley brewery [posted on 08/05/2007]
Strathaven Brewery Trip - A journey to award Pendle Beer of the Festival [posted on 14/04/2007]
First train from Colne to Skipton - Real ale drinkers joined this historic rail ride [posted on 14/04/2007]
Three Bs Brewery Trip - An insightful tour of a welcoming micro-brewery [posted on 26/07/2006]
Thwaites Brewery Trip - A tour of the largest brewery in East Lancashire [posted on 12/05/2006]
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