Birks & Co

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An advert from 1874
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W H Birks & Co, Lady's Bridge Brewery, 9 Bridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Founded by Edward Nanson 1791 and sold to Birks in 1858. Acquired by Duncan Gilmour & Co. Ltd in 1900. Until then, Gilmours brewed hop bitters at Furnival Gate, but then began beer brewing at Lady's Bridge.

Gilmours were acquired with 342 houses by Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd in 1954 and brewing ceased in 1959.

Interesting Fact

Samuel Plimsoll, of Plimsoll Line fame, was born in 1824 in Bristol. Later he became a clerk and then manager of Birks Brewery, before moving to London in 1854. He died in 1898.