20 May 2009

Dales Brewery



The Brewery was built in the 1870s and had several owners before it was closed in 1889 and used as a stabling. In 1902 Frederick Dale moved his brewery into the premises that still bears his name. Sold to Whitbread in 1955, brewing ceased in 1958 and the site was used as a depot and stores until the 1970s. It now houses a variety of shops and other businesses. Twenty years ago one of those shops was a small alternative bookshop where I worked as a member of a volunteer collective.

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15 comments:

  1. Intereresting view and history.

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  2. I wish we had old, old buildings and history here in Utah. But as it is the 'white' history began in 1847ish. No buildings older than 1847 are here. Thank heavens we do have some Ancient Indian sites, but they are very few and in-between.

    I loved living in Norway because their history goes way back. I was able to see many old churches, homes, viking ships, you name it they have it. I loved that.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

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  3. That's what I love most about Italy. It is rich in history and one could sit for long periods of time just admiring a building as a work of art and be in awe. Thanks for visiting today. Stop by as often as you like!

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  4. Lovely picture. Thanks for the link you gave me for the shadow shot Sunday. Very cool

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  5. Very cool! I absolutely LOVE this post. Your culture is intoxicating.

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  6. Beautiful old building, so interesting to hear it's history.

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  7. I bet it is fun to shop in that old building. I love old buildings, they have so much character in them...Christine

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  8. It is a really beautiful building.Thanks for the (hi)story!

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  9. Oh, this place looks familiar..but not sure :)
    sue xx

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  10. What a great looking old building with so much character. And such an interesting history!

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  11. As soon as I saw this photo I recognised the building as English - I live in the UK too. It's a lovely traditional building.

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  12. I would not mind working in a place like that. Old buildings have so much character :o)

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  13. Very interesting window view!

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  14. what a lovely old building, and the windows are the icing on the cake. Please stop by and see the view from my window

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  15. I love hearing about historic sites, buildings, and times! You seem to have a lot of that over there! I can look at old buildings every day!

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