A Heavitree cooper

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A Heavitree cooper

Until replaced by metal barrels in recent decades, the cooper was an important part of the brewery. Here we see the cooper at work at the Heavitree brewery, the last to close in Exeter in 1970. Barrels were made by hand in this workshop.

Publication: Minchinton, W, 1974, Devon at Work; Past and Present. David and Charles, Newton Abbot.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum