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Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries

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Brewers of Wolverhampton

1890 Company formed to amalgamate the businesses of Banks and Co with George Thompson and Sons of Dudley[1] and that of Mr C. C. Smith of the Fox Brewery[2]

1900 Incorporated as a limited company.

1909 Acquired North Worcestershire Breweries.

1912-28 Acquired John Rolinson and Sons Ltd of Netherton, Kidderminster Brewery Co, City Brewery Co of Lichfield and the wines and spirits business of Robert Allen and Co Ltd of Worcester.

1943 Acquired Julia Hanson and Sons ltd of Dudley.

1947 Incorporated as public company

1960 Acquired the Broadway Brewery at Shifnal.

1992 Acquired J. W. Cameron and Co of Camerons Brewery of Hartlepool

1999 Acquired Marston, Thompson and Evershed of Burton on Trent

1999 Acquired Mansfield Brewery Co

2004 Sold Camerons site to Castle Eden Brewery

2005 Acquired Burtonwood plc and Jennings Brothers

2007 Name changed to Marstons plc. Acquired Eldridge Pope and Ringwood Brewery Ltd.

2008 Acquired Ryland Thompson Ltd

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1997 Annual report
  2. The Times May 17, 1890
  • Marston's history [1]