Sale Sports Club has a new steward who will be familiar to many local drinkers. Gwen Partridge was the landlady of the Briton's Protection for many years until departing a couple of years back.

Once described by Elbow's Guy Garvey as "a sharp-witted, elegant and glamorous northern angel" she joins the club, located on Clarendon Crescent just off Dane Road, with a growing reputation for good real ale having hosted two successful beer festivals. Trafford & Hulme CAMRA wishes Gwen every succes in her new role.