You can lead a horse to....

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - By Nigel Thorn­ton nigel.thorn­ton@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTnigelthorn­ton 01733 588714

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’’.

Canany­one­dateit, or­know any­one inthe pic­ture.

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

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