Mr Twite could not believe his luck when he found the perfect Christmas present for his son – Light Twite Pale Ale

Posted: 5.12.11

Mr Twite could not believe his luck when he found the perfect Christmas present for his son – Light Twite Pale Ale – so he bought two cases of the local beer.

Light Twite Pale Ale has been commissioned by Pennine Prospects to promote the Twite Recovery Project, which is working to save the Twite, an endangered small ground-nesting bird of the South Pennines. As soon as he heard of the aptly named product Laurence Twite made the journey from his home town of Ilkley to Hebden Bridge, where the ale is brewed and sold.

“I’m spending Christmas with my son in Manchester so I thought I’d take over some of the Light Twite ale. There’s not many of us left now. I’m the only Twite in the Bradford phone directory and I have three granddaughters so this branch of the family name will probably end here,” explained Mr Twite, who is a member of Ilkley Rotary Club and the Friends of the King’s Hall and Winter Garden.

Mr Twite and small endangered bird also share a common link with Norfolk, as he explained. “I’m originally from a small village in Norfolk, where there were three separate families of Twite, and Norfolk is where the Twite spends its winters.”

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust