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Holt Brothers, Burnham

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Holt Coronation

David Priest is researching Holt Brothers of Burnham and a number of us have sent him images of labels in our collections.

Richard Lilley has sent the attached photograph of a couple of Coronation bottles in his collection – they are covered in what looks liek clingfilm to protect the labels. Richard says:

I saw your letter in the newsletter and thought you might like the enclosed picture. I aquired the two bottles a few years ago from a dealer in the north, he said they came from the head brewer’s office when the brewery closed. The interesting thing is that one bottle has a date for 1937 hand written on the label and the other has the date 1953 hand written but with different handwriting to the 1937 bottle. It was suggested that spare 1937 labels were used on the first 1953 bottles then the colour of the label changed from purple to dark red for the later bottles.
Season’s Greetings
Richard Lilley

PERFECTLY PURE – A Directory of Somerset Brewers excluding old North Somerset.

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

PERFECTLY PURE – A Directory of Somerset Brewers excluding old North Somerset.

By Mary Miles. ISBN 1 873966 14 8.     A4 Paperback 142 pages; published 2007.  

A joint publication by the Brewery History Society, 102 Ayelands, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent DA3 8JW, and the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society.

This book is available from the BHS postal book shop – see the main web site or email for details. 

Enquiries to: The BHS Bookshop, Long High Top, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7PF. 

The area covered by the gazetteer is that of the present county of Somerset, and thus excludes the area which is now part of Bath and North-East Somerset. The entries give a brief history of the brewery and if known, more details such as the brewery builders and engineers, the beers brewed, pubs owned, area served and an indication of the brewery size. Reference sources are given for each entry. A good supply of black & white photos illustrates the text.