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Holders Brewery

Aidan

master brummie
I had never heard of this brewery until I found a pic and on the Steam Buses thread

Just wondered if anyone knew anything about it - where it was located, pictures etc?
 

Aidan

master brummie
The trusty https://www.midlandspubs.co.uk adds

Holder's Brewery was founded c.1872 by John Charles Holder and was based at the Midland Brewery in Nova Scotia Street. This was just inside the boundary between Birmingham and Aston. The tiled mouldings, blue faience facade and the glazed wall mouldings of the Craven Arms in Upper Gough Street remain ultra rare advertisements for Holder's Ales. The company was acquired by Mitchell's and Butler's in 1919 and the Midland Brewery was closed in 1923.
 

Aidan

master brummie
Peter W has just started an excellent thread on Birmingham's Steam Tram's and one of them has an advertising for Holder's
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
as usual kieron fantastic information you really do work hard on this the photo you posted on your site of the villa tavern is great and that makes 2 photos now of that pub we have...ps sending you an email

lyn
 
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Heartland

master brummie
John Holders first brewery was in Gem Street (by 1872) and was called the Midland Brewery. The building plans for the Nova Scotia Street brewery start from 1875.

John and later Sir John Holder was clearly an important Birmingham Brewer, having some 300 public houses by the time Mitchells & Butlers acquired the business.

An advert from 1885 was published in the Birmingham Daily Gazette.

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Heartland

master brummie
Looking through the Railway & Canal Historical Society Weaver Collection, I noticed this 1964 view of Warwick Bar that shows in the background Curzon Street Goods, the LNWR Signalbox at Proof House and the Nova Scotia Brewery.

This brewery would seem to be quite large.



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