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Marston, Thompson and Evershed

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of Albion Brewery of Burton on Trent

1834 John Marston established J. Marston and Son at the Horninglow Brewery, Burton upon Trent.

1890s Acquisitions in Burton, Hinckley and Coventry expanded the estate.

1896 J. Marston and Son was incorporated[1]

1898 J. Marston and Son Ltd amalgamated with John Thompson and Son Ltd to form J. Marston, Thompson and Son Ltd and moved to Albion Brewery

1905 Amalgamated with Sydney Evershed to become Marston, Thompson & Evershed.

Also see Marston and Co (Brewers)

1920s-60s Further acquisitions in Shropshire, Stoke, Cumbria, Worcester, Winchester, Macclesfield and Manchester.

1961 Acquired W. T. Rothwell.[2]

1962 Acquired Austin Craven, bottlers and mineral water manufacturers.[3]

1962 Acquired W. A. Smith and Sons.[4]

1981 Registered as a public limited company

1984 Marston's purchased Border Breweries (Wrexham) Ltd.

1999 Acquired by Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries plc

2005 Began brewing Bass draught at Albion Brewery

2007 Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries changed its name to Marstons plc. Acquired Eldridge Pope and Ringwood Brewery Ltd.

2008 Acquired Ryland Thompson Ltd

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Companies House filing
  2. The Times, October 6, 1961
  3. The Times, October 5, 1962
  4. The Times, October 5, 1962
  • Marstons history [1]