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Greater Manchester: Oldham
Defunct Brewery Livery

7 September 2015

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Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Bardsley, 906 Ashton Road Half Way House Wilson's livery survives. Green-painted board signs on the front and side with 'WILSONS'. Also on the side wall a board sign with 'TRADITIONAL ALES SINCE 1834'. Above the front door, a lantern sign with 'WILSONS' and chequerboard motifs. On the left wall, a rectangular plaque with 'WILSON HOUSE ... THE SIGN OF QUALITY' around a chequerboard in black and yellow. ICr photo 2007 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

W T Rothwell Ltd Manchester Failsworth, 292 Oldham Road Black Horse Fascia tiling, the brewery details currently painted black: 'ROTHWELLS ... BLACK HORSE INN ... ALES & STOUT'. DK 2003; BHK photo 2006 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Cornbrook Brewery Co Ltd Manchester Failsworth, 496 Oldham Road Royal Oak Painted sign on apex of side wall, black lettering on white background: 'ROYAL OAK ... CORNBROOK ALES WINES & SPIRITS'. Also an etched window in art deco style with 'CORNBROOK ALES'. TN photo 2004; BHK photo 2006 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Boddington Brewery Ltd Manchester Failsworth, 82 Oldham Road Lamb Modern Boddington's signs. (1) A convex-faced plaque; (2) a projecting box sign; incorporating: 'BODDINGTONS BITTER', etc, and the brewery's trademark of a cask with bees. BHK 2009 .

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Bass & Co Ltd - Burton-upon-Trent, Tadcaster, etc Failsworth, 95 Wrigley Head Anglers Arms A large letter sign on the end wall with 'Bass' in script and the red triangle; a Bass lantern with red triangle. The 'Bass' lettering on the hanging sign has been painted out. BHK photo 2009 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Grasscroft, 56 Oldham Road Farrars Arms 'WILSONS' on the pole sign; a Wilson's lantern over the door featuring the chequerboard trademark. The Wilson's signage had been removed by 2011, following a change of owner. ICr photo 2009; ICr 2011 Picture
GONE

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Greenfield, 11 Shaw Hall Bank Road Railway Inn 'WILSONS' board signs; a Wilson's lantern over the door featuring the chequerboard trademark. ICr photo 2009 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Hollinwood, 583 Manchester Road Waggon & Horses A good Victorian black-and-white painted frontage. Modern Wilson's lettering on the fascia, and a Wilson's lantern. BHK photo 2009 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Cornbrook Brewery Co Ltd Manchester Hollinwood, 604 Oldham Road, corner of Cheetham Street Sun Inn Part of the original fascia is visible with "CORNB", the rest of name being obscured by a modern box sign incorporating roller shutters. RWo 2006 .

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Cornbrook Brewery Co Ltd Manchester Lees, 24 West Street - corner of Brookway Former off licence On the upper panes of leaded windows, fading painted lettering: 'CORNBROOK ... PRIZE ... ALES'. ICr photo 2010 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Oldham - Waterhead, 39 Bardsley Street Church Inn Retains Wilson's livery. Wilson's lettering - gold on green - on the hanging sign. A Wilson lantern with chequerboard trademark. On two walls are curved panels with 'WILSONS' in applied gold lettering, and a panel with the chequerboard trademark. ICr photo 2007 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 116 Ashton Road - corner of Lee Street Junction Hotel Two identical Oldham Brewery metal wall plaques adjacent to front and back doors. Red and green quarters, central 'OB' lettering and a bell illustration, plus 'TRADITIONAL CASK ... ESTABLISHED 1873'. Closed and boarded since 2009, and both wall signs have gone. ICr photo 2008; ICr 2011 Picture
GONE

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 124 Rochdale Road Trap Inn An illuminated box sign with 'OB' and a bell illustration on quartered red and green background, plus 'TRADITIONAL CASK' and 'ESTABLISHED 1873'. (Pub closed and boarded, April 2015.) Google 2009 .

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 13 Yorkshire Street Greaves Arms In a terracotta roundel above the door, a central monogram 'OB' within the date 1925. SP photo 2015 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Boddington Brewery Ltd Manchester Oldham, 159 Park Road Park Hotel (former) Formerly an Oldham Brewery house, has a typical Boddington box sign on the side, probably installed some time after Boddingtons took over Oldham Brewery in 1982. Includes 'BODDINGTONS BITTER', 'ESTd 1778', 'TRADITIONAL CASK' and the Boddington's trademark. Sign removed by 2008. ICr photo 2007; ICr 2008 Picture
GONE

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Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 16 Yorkshire Street Hare & Hounds An etched window on the frontage: 'OLDHAM BREWERY ... FINEST ALES AND STOUTS' around a central 'OB' monogram. SP photo 2015 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 16-18 Rock Street Boltmakers Rest Oldham Brewery signs and a lantern. RWo 2006 .

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 206 Rochdale Road - corner of Magdala Street Brook Tavern An illuminated box sign with 'OB' and a bell illustration on quartered red and green background, plus 'TRADITIONAL CASK' and 'ESTABLISHED 1873'. Gone? WRB photo 2009 Picture

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Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Oldham, 221 Hollins Road Lark An apparently unaltered exterior from its Wilson's days. Very elegant. Includes fascia lettering, hanging sign, board signs, two lanterns and a chequerboard plaque. CPa photo 2009 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Boddington Brewery Ltd Manchester Oldham, 248 Manchester Road Smut Inn A typical Boddington box sign, including 'BODDINGTONS BITTER', 'ESTd 1778', 'TRADITIONAL CASK' and the Boddington's trademark. Also a convex-faced plaque of similar design. BHK 2009 .

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Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 250 Huddersfield Road Farmers Boy Retains an Oldham Brewery box sign on the wall: red and green quarters, central 'OB' lettering and a bell illustration, plus 'FINE LANCASHIRE ALES ... ESTABLISHED 1873'. ICr photo 2008 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 25-27 Ashton Road Primrose View The pub retains an box sign on the wall, featuring the 'OB' logo and a bell in the centre on a red and green quartered background. Also lettering 'FINE LANCASHIRE ALES' and 'ESTABLISHED 1873'. (Pub closed and boarded, April 2015.) ICr photo 2008 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Boddington Brewery Ltd Manchester Oldham, 324 Manchester Road Golden Buck A typical Boddington box sign, including 'BODDINGTONS BITTER', 'ESTd 1778', 'TRADITIONAL CASK' and the Boddington's trademark. BHK 2009 .

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Oldham, 459 Lees Road Friendship Inn Wilson's lettering - gold on green - on the hanging sign. A Wilson lantern with chequerboard trademark each side of the front door. Etched window with 'WILSONS' and the chequerboard trademark. ICr photo 2007 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 489 Hollins Road White Hart An etched window with 'OB' monogram. BHK photo 2009 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 572 Ashton Road - junction with Fir Tree Avenue Hathershaw An elaborate carved stone fascia with 'THE OLDHAM BREWERY COMPANY Ltd'. Also an 'OB' plaque each side of the door with 'OB' and a bell illustration on quartered red and green background, plus 'TRADITIONAL CASK' and 'ESTABLISHED 1873'. ICr photo 2007 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Oldham, 8 Horsedge Street Shakespear Hotel (closed) 1970s glass composite sign above ground floor windows: 'SHAKESPEAR HOTEL - OLDHAM ALES'. TN photo 2004 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Wilson's Brewery Ltd Manchester Royton, 14 Market Street Duke of Edinburgh An etched window features the brewery's 'chequerboard' trademark with 'WILSONS' lettering above. There are similar features within plaques attached to the wall. BHK photo 2009 Picture

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Oldham Brewery Co Ltd Oldham Springhead, 136 Oldham Road Springhead Liberal Club An illuminated box sign with 'OLDHAM ... ALES' either side of the brewery's 'OB' bell trademark. By 2011, the original Oldham Brewery sign had been replaced by an anonymous modern example. ICr photo 2007; ICr 2011 Picture
GONE

Greater Manchester: Oldham

Bass & Co Ltd - Burton-upon-Trent, Tadcaster, etc Uppermill, 68 High Street Hare & Hounds A round wall-mounted plaque with the 'red triangle' trademark, also 'Bass' in script and 'ESTd 1777 ... BURTON-ON-TRENT'. A similar smaller device is incorporated within the ironwork below the hanging sign. BHK photo 2009 Picture

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