Jacka’s Brewery 1

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It’s a well-known landmark in the mid-north town of Melrose.

Originally a flour mill, it went broke and became the Jacka Brothers’ brewery just after the Great War.

Then the Jackas also had to bail out during the Great Depression when the local pubs extended too much credit to their customers and found they couldn’t pay the brewery.

I painted the roadside picture early one morning and the Council’s road gang kindly took their massive grader elsewhere until I’d finished.

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