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Spring Newsletter 2018

A big thank you to all the members who have renewed their membership for 2018 – the total is now 62. Subscriptions are £6 (single) and £9 (joint) Just over 30 to go! You know who you are! Harumff!

The next FoHB Social will be held at the Black Country Arms on Monday 12th March, starting at 7.30pm as usual. The BCA has just won the Walsall CAMRA ‘Pub of the Year’ award, and is a great venue, so why don’t you “come on down”, and bring a friend. The usual shenanigans* will take place, and it’s all in a good cause.

The AGM was held at the Lyndon House Hotel on Monday 12th February, and was very well attended. A new committee was elected including some new faces; Dan Perager taking on Social Sec. Mikee Evans is taking over Press & Venues, Phil Adcock will be Treasurer and Andrew Wells will move over to Chairman. Dave Wilkinson, Trevor White and Bob Newton stay the same and outgoing committee members Steve Orford, Dennis Roberts and Mick Young were thanked for their past efforts. Donations this year went to:

Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group - £550

Walsall Prostate Cancer Support -        £175

Walsall Heartcare  -                           £75

This brings the total donated so far to £37,952 since we started in 1995.

A heartfelt thank you to Ken Towe for lending us the ‘Conservatory Room’ in the Lyndon House Hotel, and for the delicious buffet.  Also thank you to all the people who donated prizes for the raffle which raised £75.

A trip to Hydes Brewery is being organised but no date has been agreed yet.

Backyard Brewery have closed their ‘brewery tap’, but are directing thirsty customers to the ‘Jiggers Whistle’ in Brownhills High St. where supplies of the magic throat water are readily available.  
‘The Fountain’ has come second in Walsall CAMRA ‘Pub of the Year’, and the presentation was on Saturday 17th February at the pub; where we found out that it is up for sale. John  and Scarlett are going to buy it, thereby securing the future for both them and the pub.

Beowulf won an armful of awards at the CAMRA West Mids Presentation at the Bartons Arms in December, for Dark Raven and Dragonsmoke Stout.

AJ’s is very busy bottling their IPA for an Open Day in late Spring (no date yet). Andy is selling packs of 8 bottles for £14, your choice of beers.

Spring 2018 continued…