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To give you an idea of how much the festival has changed, that year there were 34 beers from 16 breweries on sale; last year there were over 300 real ales on offer, without taking into account the ciders, perries and international bar!1979 saw the Beer Festival return to the Lion and Lamb for the final time.We were also extremely fortunate that that year the sun shone for the entire festival and it was a delight to see whole groups of families having picnics and enjoying the wide selection of beverages on offer whilst their children ate ice creams and were refreshed by the free soft drinks.Although it was very hard work for the volunteers with long, hot hours, the festival was a resounding success, and we haven’t looked back.When no venue could be found, the branch took the festival in a whole new direction, deciding to organise an outdoor summer festival in a marquee within easy proximity of Chelmsford town centre.Having made this decision, all that remained was to find a suitable space, and to tackle the daunting task of planning an outside festival.These three areas encompass lots of different jobs and roles that you can be involved in.
We think you will agree that free beer is the best kind of beer!
We want our volunteers to enjoy themselves – that is the first requirement!
We need help setting up the festival, running it, and taking it down again afterwards.
We were fortunate that with the summer festival there was ample space for people to stand or sit on the grass outside, and we were even more fortunate that for the latter years when the summer festival was in the sports hall, the weather, especially on the Friday night, was good as there would have been little chance of accommodating all the customers in the sports hall in the event of a thunderstorm!
After 22 years of residency, rumours of the imminent closure of the APU in town centre due to relocation led to the branch looking for other suitable venues in Chelmsford town centre.In return for your time you’ll get free beer and cider and be fed when your working.