Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,372 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British Vinegars

From Graces Guide

of London, Stourport and Middleton

British Vinegars Ltd, of Caron Place, 87 South Lambeth Road, London, S.W.8 (1943)

of The Vinegar Brewery, Tower Bridge Road, London (1950)

of The Vinegar Brewery, Cheapside, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs (1969)

1932 British Vinegars Ltd, a private company, was formed to bring together Beaufoy, Grimble and Co; Sarsons Ltd, Champion and Slee and the vinegar interests of Distillers' Company at Hull; Sarsons and Champion and Slee were controlled by Crosse and Blackwell.[1]

1937 The Distillers Co and Crosse and Blackwell held a controlling interest in the British Vinegar Co[2].

1938 Acquired W. C. Spitty and Co.

1954 Acquired the British businesses of Holbrooks Ltd, makers of sauces, including the vinegar brewery at Stourport[3]

Other companies included in British Vinegars were:[4]

1960 Crosse and Blackwell was taken over by Nestle

1979 The remaining shares in British Vinegars was acquired by Nestle[5]

By 1990 (and seemingly by 1948) British Vinegars also owned Dufrais and Co, a leading specialist brand of vinegar[6]

2002 acquired by Premier Foods[7]

2012 Acquired by Mizkan Euro


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Sources of Information

  1. Daily Herald 07 June 1932
  2. The Times, 28 May 1937
  3. The Times , May 01, 1954
  4. [1] National Archives
  5. The Times, Nov 23, 1979
  6. The Times July 24, 1990
  7. The Times, May 04, 2002