Records of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) York Branch

Scope and Content

This collection relates to the various functions of the York Branch, including records of a published Historic Pubs Guide as well as Yorkshire Regional Inventories, The John Bull pub, the York Pub Conservation Group and Pubs officer and records relating to the national database.

Administrative / Biographical History

CAMRA was set up by four men from the North West of England. The first CAMRA office was set up in St Albans at 94 Victoria Street but soon after outgrew this premises and moved to 34 Alma Road. In 1995 CAMRA moved to new purpose-built premises on Hatfield Road. Membership continued to grow and today stands at over 140,000. It has 200 branches across the UK.

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collections Assistant, April 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

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