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[[Image:CHELTENHAM.JPG|thumb|Cheltenham Original Brewery Co., New Brewery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  Brewers’ Journal 15th November 1898]]  
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[[Image:CHELTENHAM.JPG|thumb|Cheltenham Original Brewery Co., New Brewery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  Brewers’ Journal 15th November 1898]]
[[Image:West Country Brewery plaque.jpg |thumb]]
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[[Image:Original 51.jpg|thumb|Letterhead 1945]]
<big>'''West Country Breweries Ltd,'''''256 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.''</big>
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[[Image:Cheltenham & Hereford 1945.jpg|thumb|Letters 1945 and 1958]]
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[[Image:West Country Cheltenham.jpg|thumb|Letterhead 1966]]
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[[Image:Whitbread Flowers Cheltenham.jpg|thumb|Letterhead 1969]]
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[[Image:West Country Brewery plaque.jpg|thumb]]
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<big>'''West Country Breweries Ltd''', ''256 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.''</big>
  
 
Registered 15th April 1888 as the Cheltenham Original Brewery Co. Ltd to acquire the business of J.T.Agg-Gardner founded in 1760.  
 
Registered 15th April 1888 as the Cheltenham Original Brewery Co. Ltd to acquire the business of J.T.Agg-Gardner founded in 1760.  
  
Name changed to Cheltenham & Hereford Breweries Ltd. 1945 when the [[Hereford & Tredegar Brewery Ltd]]. was acquired and was later renamed again to Cheltenham Brewery Holdings Ltd.  
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Name changed to Cheltenham & Hereford Breweries Ltd. 1945 when the [[Hereford & Tredegar Brewery Ltd]] was acquired and was later renamed again to Cheltenham Brewery Holdings Ltd. Merged with the [[Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd]] in 1958 to form West Country Breweries Ltd. with 1,275 tied houses. Acquired by [[Whitbread & Co. Ltd]] in 1963 and it became known as Whitbread Flowers Ltd.
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Closed 1998 and demolished in 2004. The site is now a modern shopping centre.
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* '''[[The Creation of the West Country Breweries Ltd]]'''
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* Article: '''[http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/168/4%20Agg.pdf "James Tynte Agg-Gardner, Esq, MP, of the Original Brewery, Cheltenham"]''' (Published 13 February 1875)
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* '''[[West Country Breweries 'Castle' Plaques]]'''
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'''Various images of the Brewery'''
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<gallery>
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Whitbread Cheltenham.jpg
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Cheltenham Flowers roof lines.jpg
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Cheltenham Original 1970 -8.jpg|1970
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Cheltenham Original 1970 -4.jpg|1970
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Cheltenham Original 1970 -2.jpg|1970
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Cheltenham 1973 aa.jpg|1973
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Cheltenham 1973.jpg|1973
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Cheltenham Original 1973 aa.jpg|1973
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Cheltenham Original 1973.jpg|1973
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</gallery>
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'''The Brewery in the 1990s'''
  
Merged with the [[Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd]]. 1958 to form West Country Breweries Ltd. with 1,275 tied houses.  
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<gallery>
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Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (4).jpg|1990
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Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (3).jpg|1990
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Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (2).jpg|1990
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Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (1).jpg|1990
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Cheltenham Flowers 1998 1.jpg|1998
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</gallery>
  
Acquired by [[Whitbread & Co. Ltd]]. 1963 and was known as Whitbread Flowers Ltd.
 
  
Closed 1998 and demolished in 2004.
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'''The Brewery in 1993 (Ian Peaty)'''
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<gallery>
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (7).jpg
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (6).jpg
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (5).jpg
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (4).jpg
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (3).jpg
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (2).jpg
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Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (1).jpg
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</gallery>
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'''Labels, Artefacts, etc'''
  
'''An assortment of images of the brewery'''
 
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Original 51.jpg|An advert from 1945
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File:West Country Ales Gloucester 14.2.1977.jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (7).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:West Country Malmesbury 23 August 1987.JPG|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (6).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:Cheltenham Original RD zx (3).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (5).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:Cheltenham Original RD zx (2).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (4).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:Cheltenham Original RD zx (1).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (3).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:West Country Cheltenahn RD zx (1).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (2).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:West Country Cheltenahn RD zx (2).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham 1993 Peaty (1).jpg |Courtesy Ian Peaty
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File:West Country Cheltenahn RD zx (3).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Whitbread Cheltenham.jpg
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File:West Country Cheltenahn RD zx (4).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (4).jpg |The brewery in 1990
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File:West Country Cheltenahn RD zx (5).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (3).jpg |The brewery in 1990
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File:West Country Cheltenahn RD zx (6).jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (2).jpg |The brewery in 1990
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File:Cheltenham Original RD zc.jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Cheltenham Whitbread 1990 (1).jpg |The brewery in 1990
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File:WEST COUNTRY RD zx.jpg|Courtesy Roy Denison
Cheltenham Original 1973 aa.jpg |The brewery in 1973
 
Cheltenham Original 1973.jpg |The brewery in 1973
 
Cheltenham Original 1970 -8.jpg |The brewery in 1970
 
Cheltenham Original 1970 -4.jpg |The brewery in 1970
 
Cheltenham Original 1970 -2.jpg |The brewery in 1970
 
Cheltenham Flowers roof lines.jpg
 
Cheltenham Flowers 1998 1.jpg |The brewery in 1998
 
Cheltenham 1973 aa.jpg |The brewery in 1973
 
Cheltenham 1973.jpg |The brewery in 1973
 
Cheltenham & Hereford 1945.jpg|From 1945
 
Whitbread Flowers Cheltenham.jpg 
 
West Country Cheltenham.jpg
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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{{Trade Mark 2 |regno = 205,246|desc=Leckhampton Hill with the Devil's Chimney and pigeons picking up calcareous matter out of the original Cheltenham Spring|date=27/05/1897|seventy=NO
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|regno2 = 214,727|desc2=Tower with battlements|date2=07/06/1898|seventy2=NO}}
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[[category:Gloucestershire]]

Latest revision as of 11:16, 18 May 2021

Cheltenham Original Brewery Co., New Brewery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Brewers’ Journal 15th November 1898
Letterhead 1945
Letters 1945 and 1958
Letterhead 1966
Letterhead 1969
West Country Brewery plaque.jpg

West Country Breweries Ltd, 256 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Registered 15th April 1888 as the Cheltenham Original Brewery Co. Ltd to acquire the business of J.T.Agg-Gardner founded in 1760.

Name changed to Cheltenham & Hereford Breweries Ltd. 1945 when the Hereford & Tredegar Brewery Ltd was acquired and was later renamed again to Cheltenham Brewery Holdings Ltd. Merged with the Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd in 1958 to form West Country Breweries Ltd. with 1,275 tied houses. Acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd in 1963 and it became known as Whitbread Flowers Ltd.

Closed 1998 and demolished in 2004. The site is now a modern shopping centre.


Various images of the Brewery


The Brewery in the 1990s


The Brewery in 1993 (Ian Peaty)


Labels, Artefacts, etc


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No : 205,246
Description : Leckhampton Hill with the Devil's Chimney and pigeons picking up calcareous matter out of the original Cheltenham Spring
Date of Application : 27/05/1897
Used Prior to 1875? : NO


Registration No : 214,727
Description : Tower with battlements
Date of Application : 07/06/1898
Used Prior to 1875? : NO