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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/72
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1890-1973
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Plymouth Breweries Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Samuel Vosper, "Regent Brewery", Stonehouse; Mrs Butcher, "Anchor Brewery", Chapel Street, Stonehouse; George Ryall, "Frankfort Street Brewery", Plymouth; Hicks and Company "South Devon Brewery", Willow Street, Plymouth and FR Vaughan and Company, "Saltash Brewery", Saltash-on-Tamar, Cornwall, were all amalgamated and incorporated as Plymouth Breweries in 1889. By 1894 all but the Regent Brewery had closed.

The Company acquired Torquay Brewing and Trading Co. Ltd. in 1897 and Swayne and Co. Ltd., Ellacombe Brewery, Church Road, Torquay and Greenslade Bros. St Mary Church Brewery, Fore Street, Torquay, in 1925.

They were acquired by Courage, Barclay and Simonds in 1970. The company name was changed to Courage (PB) in 1971 and became part of Courage (Western) in 1973.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Plymouth Breweries Limited, including Directors' minute books; annual general meetings minutes; and letters.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged into one series: ACC/2305/72/001-010: Corporate 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:

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:

Further records have been deposited in Bristol Record Office.

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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