Records of Charrington United Breweries Ltd, London, England

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1965;
  • Amalgamation and liquidation papers 1963 -1966;
  • Board minutes 1965;
  • Annual reports and accounts 1962-1964;
  • Debenture records 1967;
  • Trust deeds 1963-1966;
  • Manual of output and loss recording 1964;
  • Pensions explanatory booklets 1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charrington United Breweries Ltd was registered as a limited liability company in 1962  at 34 Davies Street, London, England to undertake the merger of Charrington & Co Ltd , London, and United Breweries Ltd , London, by an exchange of shares. In 1964 some 5,300 licensed properties were owned by the group. The company acquired Offilers' Brewery Ltd , Vine Brewery, Ambrose Street, Derby, Derbyshire, England , and Dunmow Brewery Ltd , Dunmow Brewery, North Street, Dunmow, Essex, England , in 1965; and Massey's Burnley Brewery Ltd , Bridge End Brewery, Westgate, Burnley, Lancashire, England , in 1966. In 1967 the company merged with Bass, Mitchells & Butlers Ltd , Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England to form Bass Charrington Ltd (later Bass plc ).

Source: Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds). The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records ( Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990 )

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Tennent Caledonian Breweries

Other Finding Aids

File level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

Copies of Board meeting papers 1965 at Bass plc, Burton-on-Trent, England

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

The collection was previously housed 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.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

  • GB 0248 T: Records of Tennent Caledonian Breweries;
  • GB 0248 UCB: Records of United Caledonian Breweries;
  • GB 802302: Records of Charrington United Breweries Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England);
  • GB 802302 BAC: Records of Charrington & Co Ltd, brewers (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England);
  • GB 802302 no 619: Records of United Breweries Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England);
  • GB 802302 no 619: Records of Offilers' Brewery Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England);
  • GB 0037 D/F 117: Records of Dunmow Brewery Ltd (Essex Record Office);
  • GB 802302 BAC: Records of Dunmow Brewery Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England);
  • GB 0494: Records of Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Ltd (Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Burton upon Trent Archives).

Bibliography

Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (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), 6 March 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 27 November 2008; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 09 May 2012.