Arthur Soames, born 1816, stoke Newington, London, England, who married Anna Amelia Gilstrap, born 1823, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. Their marriage took place on May 27th, 1852 in Newark. They lived in Waltham Old Hall near [more]
Mount Street, Wrexham c1900 showing the Union Vaults on right, Nags Head and brewery on the left. With St. Giles Parish Church dominating the skyline. Source: Tom Farrell collection.
WILLOW BREWERY The story of the Willow Brewery begins at Bonvill, Maryhill, near Glasgow, with the birth of Andrew Walker, who was to become one of the largest colliery owners in Scotland. Andrew later had [more]
Cambrian Brewery, Wrexham I have written the following account of the Cambrian Brewery, Wrexham. It is by no means intended to be the final word on the subject, so if anyone has any documents which [more]
“THIRST COME THIRST SERVED” (A history of Border Breweries a.k.a. Soames Brewery) Wrexham’s reputation for good beer goes back to medieval times, as it was blessed with good underground water supplies. By the 1860s, brewers [more]
Wrexham Lager Brewery This account is intended to supplement the existing account of Wrexham Lager Brewery to be found on this website. Wrexham has been noted for its beer since medieval times, owing to the [more]
Founded in 1856, the Island Green Malthouse and Brewery, Wrexham, was a brick-built, double courtyard range with additions/alterations of 1890. Island Green originally had a 16 quarter brewhouse and 32 quarter maltings. (8 bushels of [more]