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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4453/XA
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1929-196-
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Jude Hanbury and Co Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

Jude Hanbury and Company Limited was acquired by Whitbread and Company Limited in 1929. Jude Hanbury had originally approached Whitbread with the offer of the sale of some public houses in Kent. The company had recently moved its brewery to Canterbury and was looking for extra capital to pay for the Mackeson brewery in Hythe.

Whitbread instead proposed that Jude Hanbury along with Mackeson should merge with Leney and Sons. Whitbread provided the finance and kept a majority share with Jude Hanbury's management kept in place to run it, although they were later removed by Whitbread managing director Nevile who took control of the group himself. The merger guaranteed that the pubs would stock Whitbread beer in addition to their own brands.

At Whitbread the group were known as the Kent breweries.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Jude Hanbury and Company Limited, brewers, including accounts ledgers and financial reports from the 1940s through the the 1960s along with earlier corporate correspondence dating from the 1920s and 1930s which includes the agreement between Jude Hanbury and Mackeson for the purchase of freehold property in 1934.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

LMA/4453/XA/01: Accounts; LMA/4453/XA/02: Corporate.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

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 in 2001 as a gift.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also references LMA/4453/A/09, LMA/4453/XB and LMA/4453/XC.

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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