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)


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

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Scottish & Newcastle plc

Other Finding Aids

File level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

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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

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 0248 WY: Records of William Younger & Co Ltd

GB 0248 SB: Records of Scottish Brewers Ltd (Plan of the Collin Croft Brewery in 1960, see SB 10/1/1)


Richmond, L and Turton, A (eds). The brewing industry: A guide to historical records ( Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990 )

Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 3 February 2000. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Catalogue revised by Natalie Milne, Hub Archives Assistant, October 1 2001; Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 14 January 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 28 November 2008; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 09 May 2012.

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