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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4435/E
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1896-1973
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.45 linear metres
Name of creator(s): John Lovibond and Sons Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Locke Lovibond founded his brewery in 1834, but did not move to London until 1847, purchasing a brewey in Greenwich. In 1872 Lovibond's four sons set up a partnership, trading as "John Lovibond and Sons, Greenwich", later forming a limited company in 1896 as "John Lovibond and Sons Ltd". In 1959 the company stopped production of beer and became wine merchants. The company was purchased by Wine Ways Supermarkets Ltd in 1968, and a year later the Greenwich premises were sold.

Source of information: Lovibonds Brewery website at (accessed Jan 2010).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of John Lovibond and Sons Limited, 1896-1973. This collection comprises corporate records including minutes of Directors' meetings and General meetings, registers of shareholders, articles of association and a register of mortgages and charges.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

LMA/4435/E/01/001-009: Minutes of Meetings; LMA/4435/E/01/010-016: Other corporate records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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:

Received as a gift in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other records of John Lovibond and Sons Ltd can be found at Greenwich Heritage Centre and Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.

Publication note:

See L Richmond and A Turton, The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1990), LMA Library reference 60.43 RIC.

Lovibonds Family Brewers and Wine Merchants: a History, by FPF Edwards, published February 1997.

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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