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November 1933. Holbrook's Worcestershire Sauce.
January 1934.
January 1936.

Makers of sauces, of 203 Ashted Row, Birmingham

1870 Company established.

1879 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Sauce manufacturers. Specialities: pure malt vinegar and Worcester sauce. Employees 600. [1]

1954 Birmingham Corporation compulsorily acquired the factory in Birmingham which prompted the directors to sell their British assets and concentrate on the Australian and South African interests. Holbrooks Ltd sold the UK business to British Vinegars Lts, including the vinegar brewery at Stourport[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times , May 01, 1954