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COURAGE, BARCLAY AND SIMONDS: PRODUCTION RECORDS


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/26-4

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: COURAGE, BARCLAY AND SIMONDS: PRODUCTION RECORDS

Date(s): 1954-1964

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 4.78 linear metres (extent for all 7 Courage, Barclay and Simonds subfonds combined).

Name of creator(s): Courage, Barclay and Simonds Ltd | brewers

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited was created by the merger of Courage and Barclay Ltd and H and G Simonds Ltd in 1960.

In 1961 the company acquired the Bristol Brewery Georges Ltd, Bristol. In 1962 they took over Harmans Uxbridge Brewery Ltd and Clinch and Co Ltd, Eagle Brewery, Witney, and in 1963 Charles Beasley Ltd, North Kent Brewery, Plumstead. In the late 1960's they acquired James Hole and Co Ltd of Newark-upon-Trent and in 1970 Plymouth Breweries Ltd, Devon. That year John Smith's Tadcaster Brewery joined the group.

Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited name was changed to Courage Limited in 1970. The Company was based at Anchor Terrace, Southwark Bridge Road, London. In 1972 the firm was acquired by Imperial Tobacco Group Limited for 320 million, changed name to Imperial Brewing and Leisure Limited. In 1986 Imperial Group acquired by Hanson Trust plc, which sold Courage Limited as a separate concern to Elders IXL, the Australian conglomerate.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited, brewers, including minutes and papers of the Group Brewing Committee; minutes of the Production Planning Committee; brewing book; papers relating to the production of Harp Lager; and promotional leaflets for brewing and storage apparatus.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Records of Courage, Barclay and Simonds have been divided into 7 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/26-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/26-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/26-3: Sales records;
ACC/2305/26-4: Production records;
ACC/2305/26-5: Staff records;
ACC/2305/26-6: Property records;
ACC/2305/26-7: Public relations records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:

Fit

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of an accession of records from Courage Barclay and Simonds, 1969-1988.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2009 to February 2010


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Alcoholic beverages | Beverages | Food | Agricultural products
Breweries | Commercial buildings | Buildings | Architecture
Brewers | Food industry personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Brewing industry | Food industry | Manufacturing industry | Industry
Business records | Documents | Information sources
Food production | Cultivation | Agronomy
Production | Economic behaviour | Economic conditions
Beer x Alcoholic beverages
Machinery x Machines
Company archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Courage | Barclay and Simonds Ltd | brewers

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London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe