Newcastle Breweries Ltd Round Enamel


Newcastle Breweries Ltd enamel tray dating from around 1900. The Tyne Brewery was based in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear.

Newcastle Breweries Ltd enamel tray dating from around 1900. Newcastle Breweries Ltd was registered in 1890 to acquire five North East brewing businesses. The firms included John Barras & Co. Ltd Tyne Brewery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, William Henry Allison's High Brewery, North Shields. James, John & William Henry Allison Monkwearmouth Brewery, Sunderland, Swinburne & Co., Gateshead, Carr Brothers & Carr, Low Lights, North Shields. The newly formed Company owned 215 licensed houses. Brewing was centralised at the Tyne Brewery which was considered to be one of the best equipped breweries in the North East. The Company's first Managing Director was Thomas Watson Lovibond, an experienced man within the brewing industry who was Chairman of the Brewers Society in 1899 and 1900. After its incorporation the Company expanded quickly and five further breweries were purchased by 1919, including W.H.Falconar & Co. Ltd Howden Brewery of Howden-on-Tyne in 1894, John Sanderson & Sons of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1898, Forsters' Bishop Middleham Brewery Ltd in 1910, Addison Potter & Son of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1918, Matthew Wood & Son Ltd Market Place Brewery of South Shields in 1919, In 1913 the Company's famous Blue Star trademark appeared and this formed part of the label on the Newcastle Brown Ale bottle from 1927 when the beer was first brewed. Assistant brewer, Colonel Porter, developed Newcastle Brown Ale as a high quality beer to fill a state-of-the-art bottling plant which had been built in 1925. By 1928 production of 'Newky Brown' was over six million bottles a year and it was named best bottle of beer at the Brewers Exhibitionin London. Colonel Porter was promoted to Head Brewer. The company merged with Scottish Brewers Ltd in 1960 to form Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd. In 1995 the company purchased Courage Ltd to become the UK's biggest brewery. In 2008 Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd were jointly purchased by Carlsberg and Heineken. In 2009 the name was changed to Heineken UK Ltd. The Tyne Brewery closed in 2005. The tray weighs 0.8 kg and is one of the heaviest in the collection.

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Brewery Origin England
County Tyne & Wear
Reverse Finish Standard
Tray Manufacturer Unknown
Tray Material Enamel
Year Of Manufacture 1902
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