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Cheers as Blackburn beer festival raises cash for youth zone

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheers as Blackburn beer festival raises cash for youth zone Cheers as Blackburn beer festival raises cash for youth zone

A REAL ale festival got underway to raise funds for Blackburn's £6million Youth Zone.

The Blackburn Beer Festival was held over the bank holiday weekend and was launched with the help of Thwaites’ famous shire horses, who delivered a selection of real ales to the festival ahead of the opening on Friday night.

The Blackburn-based brewing giant is supporting the event which showcased 60 real ales from across Lancashire and beyond.

Alongside their most popular ale, Wainwright’s, Thwaites also selected limited edition craft ales brewed in their Crafty Dan Brew House.

The festival was organised by a committee of local people, who wanted to bring a festival to Blackburn after visiting one in Bolton.

The event ran from 6pm on Friday until 11pm yesterday at Blackburn Rugby Club.

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6:57pm Mon 5 May 14

burner says...

What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?
What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ? burner
  • Score: -8

8:22pm Mon 5 May 14

aggressiveonionvendor says...

Moral inconsistencies surround us, BA systems employ many locally, yet, together with other 'defence' (ha ha) companies.In May 2012 BAE won a £1.6 billion contract to help train the Saudi airforce. The contract includes 55 Pilatus aircraft made in Switzerland and 22 BAE Hawk jets. Good news for locals, bad news for Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, both of which are fundamentally opposed to democracy. Which side are you on? Thwaites/BA Systems or the alternative?
Whatever that might be, Christ almighty, why do i bother?
Ask ex Mayor Bill Taylor.
Moral inconsistencies surround us, BA systems employ many locally, yet, together with other 'defence' (ha ha) companies.In May 2012 BAE won a £1.6 billion contract to help train the Saudi airforce. The contract includes 55 Pilatus aircraft made in Switzerland and 22 BAE Hawk jets. Good news for locals, bad news for Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, both of which are fundamentally opposed to democracy. Which side are you on? Thwaites/BA Systems or the alternative? Whatever that might be, Christ almighty, why do i bother? Ask ex Mayor Bill Taylor. aggressiveonionvendor
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Mon 5 May 14

Excluded again says...

burner wrote:
What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?
Or beer is good and an important part of British culture and heritage. Drink a little and enjoy.

I'll be having a pint in a few minutes. I'll probably just have the one, maybe a second but that will be it. You no more need to drink lots of beer to enjoy it than you need to eat a whole bunch of bananas to enjoy a banana.

And if you are going to introduce kids to alcohol introduce them to something which tastes of something worth savoring rather than chilled fizzy alcopops whose only purpose is to get you drunk (no-one would drink such revolting stuff for any other reason).
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?[/p][/quote]Or beer is good and an important part of British culture and heritage. Drink a little and enjoy. I'll be having a pint in a few minutes. I'll probably just have the one, maybe a second but that will be it. You no more need to drink lots of beer to enjoy it than you need to eat a whole bunch of bananas to enjoy a banana. And if you are going to introduce kids to alcohol introduce them to something which tastes of something worth savoring rather than chilled fizzy alcopops whose only purpose is to get you drunk (no-one would drink such revolting stuff for any other reason). Excluded again
  • Score: 11

10:09pm Mon 5 May 14

aggressiveonionvendor says...

If you ever wished for an example of British hypocrisy and moral provincialism, look no further than this debate. You and your forebers by your tacit approval (i.e joining the military) took control of the sale of opium to further the control of British colonialism. I would personally object to the involvement of Thwaites in such a campaign on the grounds that they support field sports. However, I remember in the 1970's how another local brewery (Matthew Brown) forced the closure of a local pub where the sale of marijuana used to take place. The pub in question (that i shall not name) provided a place a place of refuge for local young people. After its closure (together with the Vulcan) the incidence of heroin addiction amongst the young rocketed. In order to broaden this out a little and to put it in a global context, allow me to remind you of the colonial power that replaced the UK, the United States. The United States were heavily involved in funding the Taliban in Afghanistan. How did they finance this?
By marketing cheap heroin on the streets of Blackburn and other north west towns and cities at the time. come on guys, get a global perspective.
If you ever wished for an example of British hypocrisy and moral provincialism, look no further than this debate. You and your forebers by your tacit approval (i.e joining the military) took control of the sale of opium to further the control of British colonialism. I would personally object to the involvement of Thwaites in such a campaign on the grounds that they support field sports. However, I remember in the 1970's how another local brewery (Matthew Brown) forced the closure of a local pub where the sale of marijuana used to take place. The pub in question (that i shall not name) provided a place a place of refuge for local young people. After its closure (together with the Vulcan) the incidence of heroin addiction amongst the young rocketed. In order to broaden this out a little and to put it in a global context, allow me to remind you of the colonial power that replaced the UK, the United States. The United States were heavily involved in funding the Taliban in Afghanistan. How did they finance this? By marketing cheap heroin on the streets of Blackburn and other north west towns and cities at the time. come on guys, get a global perspective. aggressiveonionvendor
  • Score: -4

10:36pm Mon 5 May 14

burner says...

Excluded again wrote:
burner wrote:
What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?
Or beer is good and an important part of British culture and heritage. Drink a little and enjoy.

I'll be having a pint in a few minutes. I'll probably just have the one, maybe a second but that will be it. You no more need to drink lots of beer to enjoy it than you need to eat a whole bunch of bananas to enjoy a banana.

And if you are going to introduce kids to alcohol introduce them to something which tastes of something worth savoring rather than chilled fizzy alcopops whose only purpose is to get you drunk (no-one would drink such revolting stuff for any other reason).
I cannot believe that you condone and encourage the mixture of alcohol and youngsters. Not only is it simply " not a good idea ", but we all live with laws to prevent such things. Laws which do not just counter your " British culture ", but laws which are in force in every country on this planet. Alcohol ruins lives, but young lives are far more impressionable.
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O K, I don't like drunks, but I get that it is their choice. Let's not reckon it is smart to suggest to youngsters that drinking is something, in your words, " to enjoy ".
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?[/p][/quote]Or beer is good and an important part of British culture and heritage. Drink a little and enjoy. I'll be having a pint in a few minutes. I'll probably just have the one, maybe a second but that will be it. You no more need to drink lots of beer to enjoy it than you need to eat a whole bunch of bananas to enjoy a banana. And if you are going to introduce kids to alcohol introduce them to something which tastes of something worth savoring rather than chilled fizzy alcopops whose only purpose is to get you drunk (no-one would drink such revolting stuff for any other reason).[/p][/quote]I cannot believe that you condone and encourage the mixture of alcohol and youngsters. Not only is it simply " not a good idea ", but we all live with laws to prevent such things. Laws which do not just counter your " British culture ", but laws which are in force in every country on this planet. Alcohol ruins lives, but young lives are far more impressionable. . O K, I don't like drunks, but I get that it is their choice. Let's not reckon it is smart to suggest to youngsters that drinking is something, in your words, " to enjoy ". burner
  • Score: -8

10:58pm Mon 5 May 14

Excluded again says...

burner wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
burner wrote:
What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?
Or beer is good and an important part of British culture and heritage. Drink a little and enjoy.

I'll be having a pint in a few minutes. I'll probably just have the one, maybe a second but that will be it. You no more need to drink lots of beer to enjoy it than you need to eat a whole bunch of bananas to enjoy a banana.

And if you are going to introduce kids to alcohol introduce them to something which tastes of something worth savoring rather than chilled fizzy alcopops whose only purpose is to get you drunk (no-one would drink such revolting stuff for any other reason).
I cannot believe that you condone and encourage the mixture of alcohol and youngsters. Not only is it simply " not a good idea ", but we all live with laws to prevent such things. Laws which do not just counter your " British culture ", but laws which are in force in every country on this planet. Alcohol ruins lives, but young lives are far more impressionable.
.
O K, I don't like drunks, but I get that it is their choice. Let's not reckon it is smart to suggest to youngsters that drinking is something, in your words, " to enjoy ".
Maybe you just have the good fortune to be much younger than me. To me an 18 year old is a youngster. Or a 21 year old.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: What a fine example to the Youth of our town . . . Beer is good, drink loads, it won't do anyone any harm !!! . . . idiots ! What next, The Blackburn ciggies jubilee, the East lancashire Celebration of Crack ?[/p][/quote]Or beer is good and an important part of British culture and heritage. Drink a little and enjoy. I'll be having a pint in a few minutes. I'll probably just have the one, maybe a second but that will be it. You no more need to drink lots of beer to enjoy it than you need to eat a whole bunch of bananas to enjoy a banana. And if you are going to introduce kids to alcohol introduce them to something which tastes of something worth savoring rather than chilled fizzy alcopops whose only purpose is to get you drunk (no-one would drink such revolting stuff for any other reason).[/p][/quote]I cannot believe that you condone and encourage the mixture of alcohol and youngsters. Not only is it simply " not a good idea ", but we all live with laws to prevent such things. Laws which do not just counter your " British culture ", but laws which are in force in every country on this planet. Alcohol ruins lives, but young lives are far more impressionable. . O K, I don't like drunks, but I get that it is their choice. Let's not reckon it is smart to suggest to youngsters that drinking is something, in your words, " to enjoy ".[/p][/quote]Maybe you just have the good fortune to be much younger than me. To me an 18 year old is a youngster. Or a 21 year old. Excluded again
  • Score: 3

6:56am Tue 6 May 14

caballo says...

Burner, get off your high horse. The event was raising money for the youth zone, not attended by its members. Take your mock-rage elsewhere or atleast endeavour to get some some of the facts together before you go off on one.
Burner, get off your high horse. The event was raising money for the youth zone, not attended by its members. Take your mock-rage elsewhere or atleast endeavour to get some some of the facts together before you go off on one. caballo
  • Score: 4

9:11am Tue 6 May 14

doolish says...

Supported by Thwaites eh, a company that has practically shut down the main brewery in Blackburn, outsourcing beer production to Marstons, closed and sold off many of their own pubs, with a proviso that the buildings cannot be opened as pubs even if someone wanted too, not much reporting in the telegraph about this is there. !!! about the only thing left in Blackburn of Thwaites are the Shire horses. that is all.
Supported by Thwaites eh, a company that has practically shut down the main brewery in Blackburn, outsourcing beer production to Marstons, closed and sold off many of their own pubs, with a proviso that the buildings cannot be opened as pubs even if someone wanted too, not much reporting in the telegraph about this is there. !!! about the only thing left in Blackburn of Thwaites are the Shire horses. that is all. doolish
  • Score: 3

11:00pm Wed 7 May 14

Chavwatch says...

Chavfest 2014!!!!!
Chavfest 2014!!!!! Chavwatch
  • Score: 0

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