Promotional poster produced by Charles Passmore for William Hancock and Company Limited
William Hancock and Company Limited, Brewers, Cardiff, Poster
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1883, Hancocks began brewing beer in Cardiff when the firm acquired the North and Low's Bute Dock Brewery. Over the next decade Hancocks bought up a total of eight breweries across south Wales. The rapid growth of the south Wales brewing operation, prompted William Hancock, jnr to set up a separate company called the William Hancock and Co. Ltd, registered in 1887, by which time it had acquired 46 public houses in Cardiff and 31 in Newport. In 1968 the company was acquired by the Bass Charington Group and became part of Welsh Brewers Ltd.
Original order retained.
Multiple copies of the poster were found by the donor while clearing his attic
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Duplicates retained for educational use
Accruals are not expected
Location of Originals