Records of Collin Croft Brewery Co Ltd, brewers, Kendal, Cumbria, England

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1950;
  • Directors' reports and accounts 1934-1958;
  • Shareholding records 1905-1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Geldred operated the Collin Croft Brewery, Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria, England, until 1905 when Collin Croft Brewery Co Ltd was registered as a limited liability company to acquire the business. The company also acted as the Lake District agent of William Younger & Co Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, and was acquired by that company after the death of its owner C W Gelderd in 1933. However, the brewery continued to run Collin Croft as a separate company. By 1949 the company had ceased to brew and it owned a number of licensed premises. The company continued to bottle Younger's beer until its dissolution in 1965.

Source: Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds). "The brewing industry: A guide to historical records" (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990)

Keir, David. "The Younger Centuries. The Story of William Younger & Co Ltd 1749 to 1949" (Edinburgh: William Younger, 1951)


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Acquisition Information

Scottish & Newcastle plc

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Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


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Related Material

  • GB 248 WY: Records of William Younger & Co Ltd;
  • GB 248 SB: Records of Scottish Brewers Ltd (Plan of the Collin Croft Brewery in 1960, see SB 10/1/1).

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