Date added: 8 Mar 2010
I had the privilege to meet Ken only once. It was a cold December day in 2008, and he came to meet me at the Frodsham Brewery. With his friend Stewart Thompson from Walkers. Ken knew from Stewart that I was a Walkers enthusiast, and we had a good chat about the old brewery. Ken was clutching his old brewery notebooks and showed me the content. I happened to mention how much I enjoyed his beer, and he quickly challenged me. 'when and where did you taste my beer, young man?'. So, I told him, 'in Leigh in 1968 along Twist Lane.' he replied, you are quite correct young man, Leigh was the last place that my beer was brewed. The local Miners Welfare club had refused to take Tetleys, so I brewed a Yorkshire Square for this area of Leigh for two further years, filling a dray with twice the capacity I should have done.' His personal favourite beer was the light mild, but he had quite an affection for all the old Walkers beers. His notebooks have proved invaluable this last twelve months with the opening of The Tipsy angel Brewery in warrington, which is devoted to brewing the old Walkers recipes. Thank you Ken, I am sure you approve.