Published on September 5, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour


HELLO from here to over there

A vintage selection of Readers’ photos showing Cheers North East in glorious Technicolor.


Ian Wilson sent us this photo of Monty the beagle from the Boathouse in Wylam, Northumberland. “One of our favourite pubs,” he says. Ian agrees.


Mark Brooker from Hexhamshire Brewery and Dipton Mill Inn admits he managed to sneak away to Kos for a week’s holiday while the brewhouse electricity was being upgraded. He says: “I met Constantinos Hatzipavlis who owns Zero Café-Bar, the only craft beer bar on the island. I just happened to have a copy of Cheers with me.” Thankfully, all survived a subsequent earthquake.


Cheers editor Alastair Gilmour bumped into a family from Lima, Peru, touring the UK and dropping into the Crown Posada in Newcastle. Here he is, left, with Armando Coz who was particularly partial to the pub’s award-winning Allendale Brewery Pennine Pale.


Mike Greatbach from the Ouseburn Trust spent some of the summer climbing in Norway and managed to regain enough breath to unfurl the magazine at the summit of Brenthovd which is 1,243m above sea level.


Phil Thompson from Winlaton Mill, Tyne & Wear, took a copy of Cheers on a cider break to Hereford. This could be Dunkertons if only he could remember.


Martyn Pickering, originally from Sunderland, has lived in Chicago for 16 years and was coerced into posing with Cheers at Goose Island Brewery by his dad Mick who packed a copy on a family visit.

Thanks to all, you’re such an enthusiastic and adventurous lot – keep them coming.

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