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Flower and Sons

From Graces Guide

of Stratford-on-Avon, brewers of Flowers Beer

of Luton

1831 Opened by Edward Fordham Flower at Brewery Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Became E. F. Flower and Sons.

Later became Flower & Sons.

1866 The Flower family became one of the largest employers in the town and achieved sales worth over £100,000.

1888 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1954 The brewery was acquired by J. W. Green of Luton and the name was changed to Flowers Breweries, the Flower brand being retained for the beer.

1955 Introduced Flowers Keg, the first mass market container beer

1956 Bernard Dixon was Chairman. 58th AGM.[1]

1957 Acquired Threshers wine merchants

1961 Acquired by Whitbread.

1968 The Stratford-on-Avon brewery was closed and production transferred to Whitbread's Cheltenham brewery. Production of the Flowers brands has since been transferred to the Boddingtons plant where they are now part of Interbrew UK's portfolio.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Daily Herald - Tuesday 24 January 1956
  • [1] The Flowers Brewery
  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN