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.