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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/24-5
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1940-1955
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 1.9 linear metres (extent of all 5 Reffells Bexley Brewery subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Reffells Bexley Brewery Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Reffells Bexley Brewery at Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, was founded in 1874 by H Reffell. It was incorporated in 1898, including Showells Brewery Company Limited, of City Road, London. The company took over the free trade of the Hampstead Brewery Company Limited in 1931. It was acquired by Courage and Barclay in 1957 and the Brewery closed. The company was in liquidation in April 1970.


Scope and content/abstract:

Premises records of Reffells Bexley Brewery Limited, comprising correspondence and papers relating to the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, including war damage claims with schedule of damages.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The Reffells Bexley Brewery records are arranged in 5 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/24-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/24-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/24-3: Sales records;
ACC/2305/24-4: Staff records;
ACC/2305/24-5: Property records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

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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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