Kent Brewery – Photo of the day
Published by Paula Bray on March 9, 2011 in Photo of the day.
The photograph is significant in depicting coopers at work at Kent Brewery. Coopering – the manufacture and repair of wooden casks – is synonymous with the brewing industry, although for centuries coopers produced most of the vessels used to transport and store any liquid in bulk,
Coopering was the most prestigious of the many trades employed at Kent Brewery. As well as casks, coopers built and serviced the large vats used for storage and fermentation during the brewing process. Steel casks were introduced at Kent Brewery during the 1960s and the cooperage closed some years later. Coopering is today largely confined to the wine industry.
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