LOOKING BACK: Beer festival memories

Horsing around at the 1994 beer festival

Horsing around at the 1994 beer festival

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Another year, another successful Peterborough Beer Festival. The annual mass knees-up at the Embankment has once again proved to be one of the city’s premier leisure events.

Next year the festival will celebrate its 40th year and no doubt the organisers and visitors will do Peterborough proud once more.

A bean bath for DJ Kev Lawrence at the festival in 2003

A bean bath for DJ Kev Lawrence at the festival in 2003

Surprisingly there are few pictures of the event in the newspaper’s archive but I came across the ones featured today.

The picture of the horse shows that you can take a horse to the bar and you can make him drink beer.

This is from the 1994 festival.

The picture of local DJ Kev Lawrence taking a cold bath of beans was taken at the 2003 festival presumably Kev was doing it for charity!

A picture from one of the earliest beer festivals. Does anyone know the year?

A picture from one of the earliest beer festivals. Does anyone know the year?

The final picture is the oldest one I’ve seen of the festival but the caption with it only says “beer festival, the early years’’.

Can anyone date it, or knows anyone in the picture?

If you have any pictures of beer festivals past, particularly the early ones, please get in touch.

AERIAL VIEW: This week's picture was taken in 2007 and shows the Embankment which, of course, is the home of the beer festival. The Lido and Key theatre can be seen and on the other side of the river there is the now demolished B&Q and Matalan stores on land that will now form part of the Fletton Quays development.

AERIAL VIEW: This week's picture was taken in 2007 and shows the Embankment which, of course, is the home of the beer festival. The Lido and Key theatre can be seen and on the other side of the river there is the now demolished B&Q and Matalan stores on land that will now form part of the Fletton Quays development.