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2 Jan 2019

The year was 1947, it was summer, and a piece of Newcastle public house folklore was being born. The murals now hidden behind the wallpaper in the Crown Posada were getting sketched out in charcoal by three Gosforth Grammar School pupils, Mike Attewell, Tristram Storey and Douglas Wood – each 18 years old.

Seventy-one years later, Mike Attewell’s daughter Helen breezed into the iconic pub earlier this year with a copy of Cheers North East – dated November 2015 – which featured the artworks blinking briefly in the sunlight for the few hours they had between the removal of the old wallpaper and its replac...

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Meet and Drink writer Alastair Gilmour regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. [READ MORE]


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