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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/07-3
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1938-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3.08 linear metres (extent of all 4 Style and Winch subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Style and Winch Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Medway Brewery, St Peter's Street, Maidstone, Kent was built by William Baldwin in 1806. The company was known as "Baldwin and Holmes" in the 1850s, as "Holmes and Style" during the 1860s and as "A F Style and Company" from 1880. It was amalgamated with E Winch and Sons Limited, of the Chatham Brewery, Chatham, Kent, and incorporated as "Style and Winch Limited" on the 17th March 1899.

- Henry Simmons, Style Place Brewery, Hadlow, Kent, 1905;
- H and O Vallance, The Brewery, Sittingbourne, Kent, 1905;
- Tooting Brewery, 1907;
- Ashford Breweries Limited, Lion Brewery, Ashford, Kent, 1912;
- Woodhams and Co Limited, Rochester Steam Brewery, Rochester, Kent, 1918;
- E Finn and Co Limited, Pale Ale Brewery, Lydd, Kent, 1921.

The Company took a controlling interest in Royal Brewery Brentford Limited in 1922; and jointly with Royal Brewery acquired Dartford Brewery Company Limited in 1924.

Style and Winch Limited was acquired by Barclay Perkins and Company Limited in 1929. It was operated by Courage (Eastern) Limited from 1964; and liquidated by Courage, Barclay and Simonds in 1970.


Scope and content/abstract:

Staff records for Style and Winch Limited, brewers, including papers relating to the pension scheme; and staff record sheets.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records of Style and Winch Ltd are divided into 4 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/07-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/07-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/07-3: Staff records;
ACC/2305/07-4: Property records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

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

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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