Thomas Airey Brewers10 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33107
Just thinking of the taste of their bitter. It was an extremely delightful taste. Took me back to ‘bobbies’ meeting, on pay day, in the White Horse, on Standishgate. So long ago.
Airey's Brewery Ltd, Victoria Brewery, Westwood Road, Poolstock, Wigan, Greater Manchester.
In 1864 Thomas Airey listed at Pemberton and brewed at various sites before the Victoria Brewery site was acquired by 1898.
Thomas died February 1900 and his son George inherited.
Registered November 1906 with George as chairman, until his death in 1918.
Acquired by Walker Cain Ltd. in 1926 with about 40 tied houses that were transferred to the Oldfield Brewery Ltd. in 1933
The photo is of the brewery in 1910.
Isn't the white painted house still there and now Arthur Bithell's scrap yard office?
Ron says the brewery was at Britannia Bridge, which is in Ince.
Frank says it was in Poolstock, which is in Wigan.
One of them has to be wrong. And I think it's Ron!
And, Bert, for you to remember the taste of Airey's bitter, you must be either over 100 years old, or started drinking bitter as a toddler.
J.H. YEP YOU'RE CORRECT IT WAS AT POOLSTOCK JUST BEEN CHECKING THIS IMAGE IS ALREADY ON THE SITE WITH THAT ADDRESS.
Sorry James, I should have put the comment under Almonds Brewery, Standish. Must again blame brain malfunction.
Was the name of the brewery that was further down Poolstock Lane Howcrofts it became Thompson's food warehouse.
If you drive along A49 towards poolstock.400 yds past the Range DIY the white building is still there.