Stan’s Desert Island Beer Labels #1

Hello. My grandfather, father  and several uncles and aunts worked in the brewing trade here in the North East. There have always been beer bottle labels in our family, but I was never really interested. My grandchildren, who like something called real ale, introduced me to your website and through their help and the rest of the family, have put together some labels from the breweries and bottling companies that have been part of our family for over a hundred years. Grandfather started work at Nimmo’s in Castle Eden before the first world war. It is a business centre now.



  • Michael Clark

    I can confirm that George Younger of Alloa owned Fenwicks between 1898 and 1952.

    The extra stout label (4th down) is very similar to one used by Youngers for the domestic market.

  • Michael Hewitt

    Hi i’ve read your very interesting article about the labels. I’m currently trying to build the worlds largest collection of Newcastle Breweries bottles(brown ale etc), cans, labels and memorabilia.
    I’m hoping you might have some items to help my collection.
    Please get in touch on 07989659418

  • Bernie Wright

    What a lovely history and all in one family and a great selection of labels

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