Archive of the Month Jan 2021: Photo of the Alcatraz, alcohol-free pub, Aylesbury, 1991

Published
21.01.2021

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For Dry January, we talk all things Tee-Total, Temperate and Alcohol-Free.  Lisa Edwards and Katherine Gwyn reflect on what the archive can tell us about our changing relationship with drink, starting with this photo of a very unusual pub.  

Photograph of Alcatraz Non-Alcoholic Pub

We cover Temperance Hotels, the Hartwell House Temperance Festivals, and Buckinghamshire's own alcohol-free hero: Stephen Shirley, who was closely connected to the Band of Hope movement.  

Different Temperance Organisations and Activities that feature in our archive collections:
- Order of the Sons of Temperance, High Wycombe Division
- North Temperance Hotel, Wendover
- Church of England Temperance Society, Upper Winchendon Branch
- Peace, Temperance and Bond of Universal Brotherhood Festivals at Hartwell
- Temperance Hotel, Winslow
- Royal Temperance Hotel, Westminster
- Nontox Temperance Ale Manufacturing Company, Aylesbury
- Temperance Hotel, Great Western Street, Aylesbury
- National British Women's Total Abstinence Union, Princes Risborough
- Aylesbury, Wycombe, and Castlethorpe Methodist Circuits
- Chesham Temperance Hotel
- Chenies Parish
- Wendover Congregational Band of Hope
- Wolverton Wesleyan Methodist Band of Hope
- Castlethorpe Methodist Band of Hope
- High Wycombe Congregational Band of Hope
- Great Marlow Excelsior Band of Hope
- Newport Pagnell Band of Hope

Contact us with questions, thoughts, or other feedback: archives@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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