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 150,085 pages of information and 235,418 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.

J. W. Lees

From Graces Guide

Brewers of Middleton, Greater Manchester

1828 retired cotton manufacturer, John Lees, bought land at Middleton Junction and started making beer.

1876 John Lees' grandson, John William, took sole control of the Brewery and changed the name to J. W. Lees and Co.

Today J. W. Lees has been passed down the generations. The company owns 172 pubs in North West England and North Wales.



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