GMS News No. 71 July/August 2014


Ripple Steam Brewery






Great Mongeham Society members enjoy a pint at the doors of the Ripple Steam Brewery with David Cliff at the end of their visit. Ripple Steam Brewery is a relatively new microbrewery and not at Ripple, but at Sutton.







June meeting


A cold, drizzly afternoon didn’t auger well for our first outdoor meeting of the year. However by the evening the rain had stopped and it was marginally warmer so a dozen stalwarts made their way to the Chairman’s garden for a game of bat and trap. Before we made our way to the field of play we stood around admiring the chairman’s kit built Beauford car. After the game which was won 16 -10 by the team ably led by Penny we enjoyed hotdogs washed down by lashings of - well, not lemonade!

Thanks to Steve and Debbie for providing the venue to Brian for bat and trap equipment and to Margaret and Alan for providing the hot dogs.


Back on track

Son here, computer fixed, everything back to normal, so Notes in production again.


Last Month’s Meeting



David Cliff a partner at Ripple Steam Brewery greeted 20 members of the Great Mongeham Society for a visit on Thursday 19th July where we were given an in depth description of brewing and a history of the materials used such as barley and hops. David plans to grow hops in the large field at the front of the farm. For one of our members, Barbara Spence, it was a nostalgic visit as she had in the past worked at the farm for over 25 years. Everyone was offered a pint or two of the best beer and thanks were given by the chairman Steve Chappell.

(Text by Diana Knight, Photos by John Bowsher)





August Meeting

Europa_NThe next meeting will be at Europa Nursery, Hills Court Road, Ash. The nursery is part of Cheshire based APS Salads, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of tomatoes.

The date of the meeting has been changed from the advertised to 14th August. Please let Moyra know if you will be attending – the nursery has to know numbers to provide disposable suits. We meet at the nursery at the usual time , 7.30.

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