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COURAGE, BARCLAY AND SIMONDS: CORPORATE RECORDS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/26-1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COURAGE, BARCLAY AND SIMONDS: CORPORATE RECORDS
Date(s): 1889-1973
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 4.78 linear metres (extent for all 7 Courage, Barclay and Simonds subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Courage, Barclay and Simonds Ltd | brewers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited was created by the merger of Courage and Barclay Ltd and H and G Simonds Ltd in 1960.

In 1961 the company acquired the Bristol Brewery Georges Ltd, Bristol. In 1962 they took over Harmans Uxbridge Brewery Ltd and Clinch and Co Ltd, Eagle Brewery, Witney, and in 1963 Charles Beasley Ltd, North Kent Brewery, Plumstead. In the late 1960's they acquired James Hole and Co Ltd of Newark-upon-Trent and in 1970 Plymouth Breweries Ltd, Devon. That year John Smith's Tadcaster Brewery joined the group.

Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited name was changed to Courage Limited in 1970. The Company was based at Anchor Terrace, Southwark Bridge Road, London. In 1972 the firm was acquired by Imperial Tobacco Group Limited for 320 million, changed name to Imperial Brewing and Leisure Limited. In 1986 Imperial Group acquired by Hanson Trust plc, which sold Courage Limited as a separate concern to Elders IXL, the Australian conglomerate.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited, brewers, including papers of the Board; debenture trust deeds; articles of association; trust deeds; reports; valuations; registers of directors' share interests and holdings; papers relating to acquisitions and papers relating to subsidiary companies.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records of Courage, Barclay and Simonds have been divided into 7 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/26-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/26-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/26-3: Sales records;
ACC/2305/26-4: Production records;
ACC/2305/26-5: Staff records;
ACC/2305/26-6: Property records;
ACC/2305/26-7: Public relations records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

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

Related material:

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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