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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/28-1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1943-1970
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 4.52 linear metres (extent for all 7 Charles Beasley subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Charles Beasley Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Park Brewery, Lakedale Road, Plumstead, was established in 1845 and run by L Davis. By 1878 it was known as North Kent Brewery and run by Mitchell and Beasley. In 1887 the brewery was taken over by Charles Beasley; and incorporated in 1943 as Charles Beasley Limited. It was acquired by Courage, Barclay and Simonds in 1963. The brewery closed in 1965; and the company was in voluntary liquidation by 1970.


Scope and content/abstract:

Corporate records of Charles Beasley Limited, brewers, including Directors' meetings minute book; Board and general meeting minute book; annual general meeting minute book; registers of members, shares, debentures, mortgages, directors, secretaries, seals and directors' holdings; articles of association; agreements; trust deeds; papers relating to stocks and shares; annual reports with accounts; and letter books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records of Charles Beasley Ltd are arranged in 7 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/28-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/28-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/28-3: Sales records;
ACC/2305/28-4: Production records;
ACC/2305/28-5: Staff records;
ACC/2305/28-6: Property records;
ACC/2305/28-7: Premises 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.

Allied Materials

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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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