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Plumbing firm helps beer lovers sink more ale

Written by Peter Davison.

Debbie and John WilliamsHeating and plumbing engineers John Williams Heating Services are providing a vital ingredient for one of Wiltshire's biggest beer and cider festivals – the glasses.

For the third year running, co-founders Debbie and John Williams are supporting the annual Chippenham CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival which takes place in the town on Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28.

The event attracts hundreds of visitors who sample real ales, many brewed locally and this is the 26th annual event.

Run by the North Wilts CAMRA team, the event is being held at the Olympiad Leisure Centre and tickets are £10.

These must be purchased for each tasting session – these run from 6pm to 11pm on Friday April 27, 11am to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm on Saturday April 28. Tickets must be purchased and are limited.

Prizes are awarded for the best beers and ciders, while everyone who tweets #beersandcheers on social media with a picture of one of John and Debbie’s glasses – and tags them – will be entered in a prize draw to win a keg of beer.

John said: “We’re proud to be able to help out. Supplying glasses for an event like this may seem like a small thing to do – however so many people come along it can be a headache to organise and sort out containers for the ales.

"We’re thrilled to be part of the festival which celebrates real ale and local producers.”

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