Brixton celebrates its beer, bread and windmill

Written by on May 2, 2016 in Community, News - Comments Off on Brixton celebrates its beer, bread and windmill
The Old Post Office Bakery's stall sold loaves made from flour milled by the windmill

The Old Post Office Bakery’s stall sold loaves made from flour milled by the windmill

Beer-Bread_windmill_350_Friends of Windmill Gardens and Brixton Brewery got together to host Brixton’s first beer and bread festival as part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Windmill.

The sun shone, the queue for beer was substantial and there was music to enjoy along with beers and breads from local breweries and bakeries including Brixton Brewery, Canopy Beer Company, Clarkshaws Brewery, London Beer Lab, Old Post Office Bakery and Parissi.

A share of each Brixton Brewery sale will benefit the Windmill.

The event saw the official launch for sale of Brixton Windmill flour – in limited edition bags designed by Tyler, 6, of Holy Trinity School, who won a competition for local schools to design a bicentenary flour bag. The competition was judged by the windmill’s creative ambassador for 2016, Brixton-based fashion and design company Eley Kishimoto.

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About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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