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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/31-4
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1955-1964
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2.75 linear metres (extent of all 5 R Halley subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): R Halley Limited | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The brewery was established in 1865 on the High Street, Slough, Berkshire. It was incorporated as R Halley Limited in 1947. A controlling interest was taken by Harman's Uxbridge Brewery in 1954. The brewery ceased trading in August 1963, and entered into voluntary liquidation in January 1967.


Scope and content/abstract:

Staff records of R Halley Limited, brewers, including wages sheets; papers relating to taxation, including income tax; papers relating to the fidelity guarantee policy; correspondence about staff, accounts, remuneration and auditors; papers regarding compensation of staff on the closure of the brewery.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged into 5 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/31-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/31-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/31-3: Sales records;
ACC/2305/31-4: Staff records;
ACC/2305/31-5: Property 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.

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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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