Records of Charrington United Breweries Ltd, London, England

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This material is held at Scottish Brewing Archive
Reference Number(s)GB 1127 CUB
Dates of Creation1963 - 1967
Name of Creator Charrington United Breweries Ltd (brewers : 1962 - 1969 : London, England)
Language of Material English.
Physical Description 0.07 metres

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1965
  • Amalgamation and liquidation papers 1963 -1966
  • Board minutes 1965
  • Annual reports and accounts 1962-1964
  • Debenture records 1967
  • Trust deeds 1963-1966
  • Manual of output and loss recording 1964
  • Pensions explanatory booklets 1960s

Administrative / Biographical History

Charrington United Breweries Ltd was registered as a limited liability company in 1962 at 34 Davies Street, London, England to undertake the merger of Charrington & Co Ltd, London, and United Breweries Ltd, London, by an exchange of shares. In 1964 some 5,300 licensed properties were owned by the group. The company acquired Offilers' Brewery Ltd, Vine Brewery, Ambrose Street, Derby, Derbyshire, England, and Dunmow Brewery Ltd, Dunmow Brewery, North Street, Dunmow, Essex, England, in 1965; and Massey's Burnley Brewery Ltd, Bridge End Brewery, Westgate, Burnley, Lancashire, England, in 1966. In 1967 the company merged with Bass, Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England to form Bass Charrington Ltd (later Bass plc).

Source: Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds). The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990)

Arrangement

The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

Conditions Governing Access

private records deposited by the owners.

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Scottish Brewing Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1127 procedures

Acquisition Information

Tennent Caledonian Breweries

Custodial History

The collection was previously housed with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991.

Accruals

None expected

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 3 February 2000

Revised by Natalie Milne, Hub Archives Assistant, October 1 2001

Revised by Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 6 March 2002

Other Finding Aid

File level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

Copies of Board meeting papers 1965 at Bass plc, Burton-on-Trent, England

Related Material

  • GB 1127 T: Records of Tennent Caledonian Breweries
  • GB 1127 UCB: Records of United Caledonian Breweries
  • GB 802302: Records of Charrington United Breweries Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)
  • GB 802302 BAC: Records of Charrington & Co Ltd, brewers (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)
  • GB 802302 no 619: Records of United Breweries Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)
  • GB 802302 no 619: Records of Offilers' Brewery Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)
  • GB 0037 D/F 117: Records of Dunmow Brewery Ltd (Essex Record Office)
  • GB 802302 BAC: Records of Dunmow Brewery Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)
  • GB 0494: Records of Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Ltd (Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Burton upon Trent Archives)

Bibliography

Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds). The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990)

Subjects

Alcoholic beverages
Beverage industry
Brewing industry

Corporate Names

Charrington United Breweries Ltd 1963-1969
Charrington & Co Ltd, brewers 1760-1990
United Breweries Ltd
Offilers' Brewery Ltd
Dunmow Brewery Ltd
Massey's Burnley Brewery Ltd
Bass, Mitchell & Butlers Ltd

Geographical Names

London (England)
Derby (England)
Dunmow (England)
Burnley (England)
Burton-on-Trent (England)

Cataloguing Info

TitleRecords of Charrington United Breweries Ltd, London, England
Publication Scottish Brewing Archive 12 March 2002
CreationCreated as an EAD document from a previous Word document as part of the Glasgow Sub-Hub for Archives project for submission to the Archives Hub using XMetaL XML editor with the EAD DTD on October 1 2001
Revisions
  • No alterations made to date
  • 08 June 2005 Catalogue record converted to EAD2002, May 2005.