Certainly the museum’s collection deserves a wider audience. Apart from information on famous fusiliers (J.R.R. Tolkien, anyone?) it boats six VC’s, including three of the “Six VC’s before breakfast” earned at Gallipoli. Anyway, back to the festival.
This is being held in the Elizabethan Suite and is being staffed by the usual keen mugs, I mean volunteers. I wish them well, but they face the usual problems with festivals of this type. All beer is on gravity and as the room is a warm one, spraying water on the casks just doesn’t quite cut it. Keeping the temperature down must be a major concern, although it was just on the side of acceptable last night. And although I liked the customised glasses, why only half pint measures?