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Malcolm Toft’s Real Beer News

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page4.html Wm Whitaker & Co. Ltd; Bi-Centenary 1757-1957 glass tankard discovered by Andrew Wright of Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge and given to me.

This William Whitaker & Co. Ltd; glass Bi-Centenary tankard was kindly given to me by Andrew Wright of the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge Railway Station. It was discovered in a charity shop.

Only two years after the Bi-Centenary was celebrated, on October 1st 1959, the company’s 119 public houses were bought by Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd; of Leeds. The price was the issue to Whitaker shareholders of £400,000 Tetley 5 ½ % Preference Stock, £300,000 Tetley Ordinary Stock and £480,000 in cash.

Whitaker’s Old Brewery closed in June 1928 and the firm continued to trade selling Tetley draught and bottled beers in their houses. At the former stables in Park Road, off Manchester Road the bottled Bass, Worthington and Guinness ales. There they also blended and bottled spirits.

The New Victoria, (lastly named Odeon) cinema was built on the Old Brewery site.

On the other side of the tankard is the names of the members of the company’s directorship. Chairman Christopher Smith Byrom Thompson-Royds, his two uncles Colonel Reginald Thompson D.S.O; Major Wately Thompson and H. J. Greenwood general manager.

C. S. B. Thompson-Royds father Gilbert Thompson was a casualty of the 1st World World serving in the Connaught Rangers. Both his two uncles were more fortunate and returned home from their wartime service.

Hammonds United Breweries advertising from a Bradford City AFC programme c1960

Advertising from a Bradford City AFC; match programme in 1960 for the nearby Belle Vue Hotel, Manningham Lane, Bradford.