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Posted: 16 December 2010
Blog category: News
Kent brewer Shepherd Neame is commemorating its part in Britain’s heritage on a unique historical timeline displayed at the Museum of London.
The museum’s newly-opened £20 million Galleries of Modern London cover the period from 1666, the year of the Great Fire, to 2012, the year of the Olympic Games.
Families, companies and trusts that have supported the project have been invited to choose a year that is important to them and to have their own special historical event recorded on a timeline running throughout the galleries.
Shepherd Neame has chosen the year 1698, the year the brewery was founded by Captain Richard Marsh, and that year’s entry bears the legend: "Britain's Oldest Brewer is established in Faversham and has supplied fine ale in Kent and London ever since".
Admission is free to the Museum of London, which is at London Wall, near St Paul’s Cathedral.
Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame said: “As Britain’s oldest brewer, we are proud of the role the company has played in the nation’s story and we are delighted to support this worthwhile project. We value our heritage and have created a detailed, richly-illustrated timeline of our own history on Shepherd Neame’s recently-relaunched website.”