The "Beer" book contains thumbnail articles (with pictures) about each participating venue with speciality beers on offer and a discount for the first pint.
The "Beer" book has a route map of all the free services operated.
Charles Pelham of Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, was created 1st Earl of Yarborough in 1837. By marriage, he inherited Appuldurcombe, once the grandest mansion on the Isle of Wight, and it became his second home. As he was the first Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, Charles visited Appuldurcombe frequently.
The 1849 monument on Culver Down above Bembridge, is a massive obelisk of granite, set on a square base with family arms carved on two sides. The inscription records that he was held in great affection by Islanders.
The pub has one of the most spectacular outlooks of any on the Island.
Apparently the weekend was a huge success and much of this is down to Museum member Ben who works tirelessly and frantically to make it all a good show. Ben used to work for fbb in the days of xephos; he was renowned for frequent outbursts of asperity when his confuser did not do what Ben thought it should.
fbb objected to the "strong language", particularly blasphemous utterances, and persuaded the lad to try an alternative.
Visitors to the office would be surprised to hear a loud and bitter "Steeple Bumpstead" issuing from Ben's workstation.
But we still haven't got to the best bit. The Third booklet thrust into fbb's hands was the Museum's guide book. This used to be a rather staid affair, aimed mostly at enthusiasts ...