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This web site updated  20th SEPTEMBER  2015

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The brewery was bought out from Bass Brewers by a management team led by Steve Nuttall and Neil Bain,on 25th October 1995.Many changes have taken place since, and Steve and Neil are no longer with Highgate. Global Star, a Smethwick based development company, have bought the brewery, and promised to invest much needed capital to continue brewing here, and supply their estate of 100 pubs.They have decided that the brewery is un-sustainable in it’s present condition, and have closed it down. All Highgate and Davenports beers are currently being brewed under contract by other breweries, and the company no longer maintains a dialogue with us.We see the potential loss of our Walsall brewing heritage if the site is demolished, and  continue a watching brief, working  closely with Walsall Civic Society and CAMRA to oppose any redevelopment of the Sandymount site.


Just a reminder about the Slaters Brewery open-day this Saturday, meeting at Walsall Bus station at 1045 to take the Stafford bus. There is no entrance charge at the brewery and they will be doing brewery tours, but you do have to buy the beer ! Open from 12 noon till 8pm.

The next FoHB Social will be held at the Black Country Arms on Monday 9th at 7pm. Chris will be doing a quiz and we are still able to issue two 50p off vouchers per member, so do try to pop along.

There are still 3 places left on the Hydes Trip ( 21st March ), first come first served, apply to Alan or Phil at the social in the BCA.

Jodrell Bank has informed me that there will be a solar eclipse on Friday 20th March at 0930, but please don't look directly at the sun, look through smoked glass or a pinhole through a sheet of paper, or reflected via a mirror onto a screen.