Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bob's Back in The Hot Seat

This weekend has seen the publication of Huddersfield CAMRA's Real Ale magazine, 'Ale Talk'. Nothing special about that you may say, but actually it marks a watershed in its publication.

Regular readers may notice a few changes. Firstly, it has colour pictures, admittedly only of the chairman presenting awards to Marsh Liberal club, but it is step in the right direction. Secondly, the publication is now based solely on Huddersfield and district, the Heavy Woollen branch have split and will be bringing out their own version of the magazine soon, so there is more room for comprehensive pub news. And thirdly, 'Ale Talk' is back in the safe hands of its long time editor Bob Tomlinson, who a couple of years ago had to give up the reins for various reasons.

It is not a large publication, handy enough to slip into your pocket and carry around on a trip around to give you pointers where to drink, but packed full of useful bits and pieces that are Bob's trademark. It even has a cider section written by Dave Kendall-Smith, complete with a recipe, what more do we need ?

Its good to see 'Ale Talk' back on form. Credit must to due to those who stepped into the breach when Bob was unavailable to keep it going, but hopefully, we can see it going from strength to strength and giving the town a publication it can be proud of. Thanks Bob.

Should you so wish, there is a facility on Huddersfield's CAMRA website to read 'Ale Talk' on line and the picture above comes courtesy of that website.

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