It was a few years between starting this work and finishing it . It originally was a memory of my student summer job, working on the drays for Dutton's brewery in Blackburn. Over 3 years I visited hundreds of pubs throughout Lancashire - and went out socially to them in the evenings!
When it was finally completed and exhibited, the smoking ban was starting to have its toll on this British institution. In later years I hated the smoke though, so it's only an observation, not nostalgia!