Records of Red Tower Lager Brewery Ltd, brewers, Manchester, England

Scope and Content

The collection consists of corporate records relating to R Stewart & Son. Includes:

  • Corporate records, 1956-1985;
  • Shareholding records, 1933-1979;
  • Historical rotes (not dated).

Administrative / Biographical History

The brewery was founded as the Albert Brewery in 1875  ; it became the Red Tower Lager Brewery Ltd , Moss Side, Manchester. It was acquired by Scottish Brewers in 1956  and MY Lager was brewed there. The brewery was renamed the Royal Brewery and continues to brew lagers for Scottish & Newcastle plc in 2006  .


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

Conditions Governing Access

Material under 30 years old is closed to access. It is advised that you should contact the archivist before visiting.

Acquisition Information

Share Transfer Register deposited by HBOS Archives, Spring 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Digital file list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


None expected.

Related Material

GB 0248 SB5/9/3, 1868-1958 Papers relating to acquisition of Red Tower Lager Brewery Ltd by Scottish Brewers Ltd (Includes correspondence, copies of deeds, documents and plans relating to land in Denmark Road, Moss Side); Minute Book, 1933-1944, in private hands - See


No known publications using this material.

Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Cheryl Brown, Archive Cataloguer, 15 May 2012. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012. Catalogue revised by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012.

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives Ad Hoc Commission on Descriptive Standards, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description Notes and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names . Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Geographical Names