The picturesque harbour of Wells Next the Sea welcomed 280 participants to the North Norfolk Olympic-distance triathlon on Sunday 8th September 2013. Nigel Strongitharm and Nick Henry gave up a day of sunny seaside picnics in order to raise money for the new Macmillan Cancer Unit at Lister Hospital. With the sun rising at 7.15 early registration began, there was just time for some last minute bicycle adjustments before the participants lined up on the pontoon to begin the one mile swim. In just under half an hour the first leg was completed by both Nick and Nigel who then swapped wetsuits for bicycles and embarked on the 25 mile route through the idyllic local villages. Soon back in the transition area after a very quick leg there was just time to rehydrate before setting off on a sunny, sandy six and a half mile run across the beaches of Wells and Holkham. Nick completed his first triathlon in 2 hours 54 minutes and Nigel’s finish time was 2 hours 40, beating his previous time by 8 minutes. Then it was time for a beer outside a sunny Wells pub to celebrate the achievement. Close to £2000 has already been raised via our justgiving page and donations are still coming in. If you would like to donate to this cause, there is still time, the address is: http://www.justgiving.com/Brewerytearooms This kicks off our fundraising season for this worthwhile charity, with the next event on 27th Sept – our Macmillan Fundraising Day at the Tea Room. Please join us if you can and thank you for all your support so far.
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A Little Bit of History…
In 1848, Samuel Wright pledged £3000 for a ‘malting bond’ enabling him to brew soft drinks, minerals and ciders. Thus Wrights Brewery was formed, becoming an important family business and prominent employer in the area. You can see
a copy of this bond in the Tearooms along with photographs of the factory workers from the 1940’s and the fleet of company vehicles parked outside Brewery House.
Brewery House has been privately owned for the last 17 years and the current owners, Sarah and Nigel wished to preserve the heritage of the old Brewery and have achieved this by opening up part of the house as The Brewery Tearooms, enabling others to share in its charm.
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