Archive for March, 2010

Regent Brewery in Stonehouse Plymouth, then Plymouth Breweries

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Colin Vosper has asked:

Dear Jeff
I am researching family history connected to Curnow Vosper the artist whose father owned the Regent Brewery in Stonehouse Plymouth until it was taken over by or formed into Plymouth Breweries. In fact Samuel Vosper was recorded as managing director in 1902 of the Plymouth Breweries Group. Do you have any information about the formation of the group and indeed its following development and takeover within the Courage Brewery enterprise?
I have checked your website and seem to be unable to find anything so wondered if you could offer any suggestions or help.

Kind regards
Colin Vosper

Stoney Lane Brewery, Southwark

Friday, March 12th, 2010

We have had a query from Doug Gooch:

Dear Sir.

I am trying to trace the history of a family bible that I have in my possesion. Inscribed on the first page is the following.

This bible belongs to James and Louisa Waterman, Stoney Lane Brewery, Parish of St Olaves, Southwark. 1837. Married at St Johns, Clerkenwell, April 22 1837. The family history continues on the following pages. I would be grateful for any information or links concerning either the brewery or the family.