As the Hop Leaf Gazette became more commercially focused on the needs of the trade, there were suggestions that the popular section of staff news needed to be improved. So the ‘Hop Leaf News was launched as an experiment with the winter issue of 1955 and ran till the Courage merger in 1961.  When it was replaced with the Courage Barclay & Simonds staff news.

Winter 1954 – 1st number