You can lead a horse to....
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.
Surprisingly there are few pictures of the event in the newspaper’s archive but I came across the ones featured today.
Above actor Geoffrey Hughes enjoys a pint at the festival in 1997.
Geoffrey lived locally in Oundle for many years and was best known for his roles in Coronation Street and as Onslow in popular sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.
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 .
Below left is a picture of local DJ Kev Lawrence taking a cold bath of beans at the 2003 festival presumably for charity.
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’’.
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If you have any pictures of beer festivals past, particularly the early ones, please get in touch.