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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4433/A
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1850-1985
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Allied Breweries LtdInd Coope Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Star Inn, High Street, Romford, Essex was established in 1708. In 1799 it was acquired by Edward Ind from George Cardon and a brew house was built on the site. Ind went into partnership with Octavius and George Coope in 1845, Edward Vipan Ind joined the partnership in 1848. They were known as Ind Coope and Company from 1856. Also in 1856 a second brewery was opened in Station Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Ind Coope and Company Limited was registered as a limited liability company in November 1886.

Ind Coope took over numerous other breweries around the country before going into receivership in January 1909. A new company was registered in 1912 named Ind Coope and Company (1912) Limited which obtained certain assets from the receivers and expanded, acquiring several other breweries.

In 1922 Ind Coope and Company Limited was removed from the register of companies and in the following year Ind Coope and Company (1912) Limited changed its name to Ind Coope and Company Limited and continued to expand. After acquiring Samuel Allsopp and Sons Limited, High Street, Burton-on-Trent in 1934 the company became known as Ind Coope and Allsopp Limited. In 1959 Ind Coope took over Taylor Walker and Company Limited before changing its name to Ind Coope Limited in the same year.

In 1961 Ind Coope Limited merged with Tetley Walker Limited, Leeds, West Yorkshire and Ansells Brewery Limited, Birmingham, West Midlands which became Ind Coope Tetley Ansell Limited which later became known as Allied Breweries Limited.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Ind Coope Limited, brewers, 1850-1985. This collection contains corporate records including trading and supply agreements with other organisations such as Wembley Stadium, Pleasure Foods Ltd and various public houses; papers relating to loans and papers relating to income bonds.

Also documents relating to individual public houses and off-licences in Kensington, Poplar, Woolwich, Stepney, City of London, Holborn, Islington, Hackney, Lambeth, Westminster and Newham.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

This collection has been divided into two series, corporate (LMA/4433/A/01) and premises (LMA/5533/A/02), to reflect the nature of the records.

Conditions governing access:

These records are open to public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received as a gift in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also ACC/2953 for more records of Ind Coope.

Publication note:

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

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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