- Sales records, 1912–1960;
- Promotional material, 1979–1986;
- Public relations, 1977–1993;
- Photographs, 1990–1992.
Records of Newcastle Breweries Ltd, brewers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Newcastle Breweries Ltd was registered in February 1890 as a limited liability company to acquire the businesses of J Barras & Co Ltd , Tyne Brewery, Newcastle–upon–Tyne, England ; William Henry Allison & Co , High Brewery, North Shields, England (closed 1925 ); James, John & William Henry Allison , Monkwearmouth Brewery, Sunderland, England ; Swinburne & Co , Gateshead, England ; and Carr Brothers & Carr , Low Lights, North Shields, England , and 215 licensed houses, at a purchase price of GBP 606,296. During 1896 the company acquired, by lease from Northern Breweries Corporation Ltd , freehold licensed houses formerly owned by James Routledge . It also took over John Sanderson & Sons , Haymarket Brewery, Newcastle–upon–Tyne , in 1898 ; Fosters' Bishop Middleham Brewery Ltd , Bishop Middleham, Durham, England , in 1910 ; Addison, Potter & Son , The Maltings, Newcastle–upon–Tyne , in 1918 ; Matthew Wood & Son Ltd , Market Place Brewery, South Shields, England , in 1919 ; Northern Corporation Ltd in 1955 ; Steel, Coulson & Co Ltd's , Duddingston Brewery, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Scotland , in 1954 (closed 1961 ); James Deuchar Ltd , Lochside Brewery, Montrose, Scotland , in 1956 ; and John Rowell & Son Ltd , New Brewery, Gateshead, England , in 1959 . The Company merged in 1960 with Scottish Brewers Ltd , Abbey Brewery, Edinburgh , to form Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd . Brewing continues at the Tyne Brewery. Newcastle Breweries Ltd was still in existence as a dormant company in 2002 .
The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.
Conditions Governing Access
Deposited principally by marketing department staff of Scottish & Newcastle plc and Scottish Courage Ltd.
Other Finding Aids
File level list available in searchroom.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures.
The material was previously housed at Scottish & Newcastle plc and Scottish Courage Ltd. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.
Location of Originals
This material is original
Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds), The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records , (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990).
Ritchie, Berry, Good Company. The Story of Scottish & Newcastle , (London: James & James, 1999); Bennison, Brian and Merrington, James P, The Centenary History of the Newcastle Breweries Ltd , 1890–1990, (c1990).
Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 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.
Collection catalogued by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 7 November 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 21 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 18 April 2002.