- Directors' minute book 1928-1933;
- Directors' annual reports and accounts to shareholders 1899-1926.
Records of Glasgow & District Licensed Trade Defence Association, trade association, Glasgow, Scotland
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- Dates of Creation1899-1933
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
Around 1863 James McWilliam of Messrs J & J McWilliam , Queen St, Glasgow, Scotland , helped, with others, form the Association. The organisation did just as their title implied, and defended and represented the licensed trade, which included publicans , brewers , distillers , and those in licensed trades generally, both in court and out. The Association protested against taxes, laws regulating opening hours, and matters such as appealing for the reduction of assessed rental where a licence holder owned licensed premises. They also entered into a lengthy battle with the temperance movement. Many regions had their own Licensed Trade Defence Association. Although it is known the organisation was still in existence in 1933, very little else is known to date about the association's history.
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The collection was purchased at the Barras Market in Glasgow, Scotland, and then donated to the Scottish Brewing Archive at Glasgow University. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.
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Fonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archive Assistant (Hub), October 31 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Catalogue revised by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 12 December 2008; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 10 May 2012.