The Emergence of the Common Brewer in the Halifax District, by P.W. Robinson

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The Emergence of the Common Brewer in the Halifax District, by P.W. Robinson

Published by the Brewery History Society, 43 pages. A5 size booklet (N4467)

Common brewers were established to brew beer for sale to public houses and other retail units, and going back to the end of the 19th century the area in and around Halifax in West Yorkshire had lots and lots of such brewers - the area of Calderdale alone had around 25 common brewers in 1895....

From the introduction: It is the change from the domestic scale of beer production practised by liscensed victuallers, beerhouse keepers and within individual households to a position when virtually all the beer produced in the locality came from common brewers, and the subsequent ownership by these breweries of almost all retail outlets, that this study examines, and where possible it contrasts the position locally in this part of West Yorkshire with the prevailing situation elsewhere in the county and the rest of the country.

Please note this booklet was produced privately, and so lacks the 'finish' of a more proffessional publication - but this in no way detracts from the fascinating contents!

Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light wear and creasing along the edges, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound

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