Boddington's Breweries Ltd

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This magnificent landmark was demolished in 2010.
Ordnance Survey extract from 1931. Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland (
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An advert from 1875
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Boddington’s Breweries Ltd, Strangeways Brewery, New Bridge Street, Strangeways, Manchester

Founded 1778 as Caister & Fray and was acquired by Henry Boddington in 1853.

They acquired Oldham Brewery Co. Ltd in 1982 with 87 tied houses; that brewery was closed in 1988. They acquired Higson's Brewery Ltd of Liverpool in June 1985 with 160 tied houses; after Boddingtons were acquired by Whitbread, Higson's Brewery was sold off in 1990. The breweries and the beer brands were acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd in 1989.

The Boddington company initially remained as a PubCo with about 500 tied houses. But in 1995 it was acquired by Greenall Whitley & Co. Ltd and ceased to exist independently.

The brewery became part of Interbrew (Inbev) but was closed in 2005 and later demolished.

Images of the brewery

The brewery in 1992

Other images relating to the brewery

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 200,996
Description  : TM for whisky
Date of Application  : 07/01/1897
Used Prior to 1875?  : NO