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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4453/Z
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1945-1970
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Douglas Ritchie Ltd | construction company


Administrative/Biographical history:

Douglas Ritchie Limited was incorporated in July 1946 as a family construction company located in Welford-upon-Avon. Its directors were Major Douglas C. Ritchie and Mr. J. Pridding who were also the principle share holders along with Douglas Ritchie's wife Mrs. O.M. Ritchie.

Douglas Ritchie Limited was purchased by Flowers Breweries Limited in 1958 and subsequently became part of the Whitbread organisation when Flowers Breweries Limited was acquired in 1962.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Douglas Ritchie Limited, construction company, including papers relating to the acquisition of the Company by Flowers Brewery, accounts and annual returns, and correspondence relating to planning and building.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: LMA/4453/Z/01: Correspondence and accounts.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 2001 as a gift.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also reference LMA/4453/W (Flowers Breweries).

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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