When I was Up Home over christmas, my uncle gave me this pint glass. I remember seeing these when i first started going to pubs, when the Yorkshireness of Tetley was something to be proclaimed without a trace of irony and before someone in red braces decided that sticking an apostrophe ‘s’ on the end of the brewery name would somehow improve the product.
I’m still sad that the Tetley Brewery is to shut, with production moving to Northampton. That’s Northampton, the home of shoes. While in Leeds station on our way back south, I noticed that The Yorkshire Evening Post are running a campaign to keep Tetley brewed in Yorkshire, and preferably in Leeds, which is heartening. Professional Yorkshireman? Moi?