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Magee, Marshall & Co Ltd

The company was founded by David Magee in 1853 and the Crown Brewery built in 1866.  The Grapes brewery and Horseshoe breweries of David Marshall were purchased in 1885. Registration followed in 1888. It became part of the Greenall Whitley group in 1959.

The bottle conditioned Bass label shows bottling taking place in Wigan This followed the acquisition of Henry Robinson & Co, Wigan Brewery in 1894. Bottling took place there until the second world war.

The Early Invalid Stout label has the style ‘Crown Breweries’ Bolton. Apparently around 1900, the company operated two breweries , both called Crown Brewery.

Invalid Stout 1900s

XX Cask Label 1910s 20s

Invalid Stout 1910s

Invalid Stout stopper strap

Light Dinner Ale 1910s

Light Dinner Ale stopper strap

Nourishing Stout 1910s

Nourishing Stout stopper strap

Pale Ale 1910s

Pale Ale stopper strap

Extra Crown Ale 1910s

Crown Ale still in use 1950s

India Pale Ale still in use 1950s

Light Ale 1930s onwards

Strong Ale 1930s and 40s

Strong Ale 1940s and 50s

Nourishing Oatmeal Stout 1940s and 50s

Nourishing Oatmeal Stout 1940s and 50s

Nourishing Stout 1940s and 50s

Nourishing Stout 1940s and 50s

Guinness pre 1936

Guinness post 1936

Gold Star Pale Ale 1950s

Gold Star Pale Ale 1950s

Bass red triangle; Bolton & Wigan

Worthington IPA 1910s

Crown Ale 1959

Crown Ale 1960s

Crown Ale 1960s

Oatmeal Stout 1960s

Strong Ale 1960s


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