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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4434/V
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1882-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.06 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Victoria Wine Co Ltd
Victoria Wine-Tylers Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Victoria Wine Company, wine merchants and importers, was in operation by at least 1867, when the company is mentioned in The Times newspaper. In 1929 the company became a subsidiary of brewers Taylor, Walker and Company. In 1959-1960 Ind Coope, which owned Taylor, Walker and Company, successfully bid to purchase those shares in Victoria Wine not owned by Taylor, Walker and Company and thus Victoria Wine became a subsidiary of Ind Coope. In 1983 it was described in The Times newspaper as "Britain's largest high street wine and spirits chain, which has some 900 shops".


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Victoria Wine Company Limited, including directors' meetings minute books; agenda books; minutes of Divisonal Management meetings; minutes of Ordinary General Meetings, shareholders meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings; registers of members, directors, secretaries, transfers and annual returns; seal books; registers of shareholders; memorandum and article of association for Victoria Wine Company Limited; annual returns; financial accounts.

Records relating to associated companies including memorandum and articles of association for GEVSO Limited; report of directors for Valentine Charles Limited; financial accounts of Aylward and Sons Limited and financial accounts of Silk and Son Limited.

Also papers relating to the transfer of property between associated companies, including Ind Coope to Victoria Wine-Tyler.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

LMA/4434/V/01: Corporate and Accounts;
LMA/4434/V/02: Documents relating to associated companies;
LMA/4434/V/03: Inter-company transfer of company.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received as a gift in 2002 and 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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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