The Pub History Society, which was founded earlier this year, has set up a project to record all the existing defunct brewery livery still to be found on the outside of pubs around the country.

Researcher Brian Lacey says the evidence of long-vanished breweries still exists in the form of lettered tiles with the name of the brewer, ceramic or stone wall plaques, trademarks etched into windows and glazed doors and the like on hundreds of pubs, both current and ones that are now shut.

He is recording details of all known examples of still-existing defunct brewery livery on the Pub History Society website, www.uk-history.co.uk/phs.htm, and can be reached by anyone with anything from a Moors & Robson cast iron drainpipe head on their pub to a Brandon's of Putney monogram wall plaque at defunct@supanet.com or 01962 774479.

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