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W. GREAVES & CO

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Does anyone have any information on who W Greaves was or what public house he may have ran ! 

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You can see the Greaves brewery name emblazoned on the outside of the Hallamshire Hotel on West Street.

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Greaves Wm. & Co., wine & spirit merchants, 36 South St. Park. 1879 directory.

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We've had quite a few mentions of bottles lately, mineral water and ale.  \But where were they made - was it locally?  And how were they transported - presumably by rail but then by horse and cart on poor roads?  I used to work in a brewery and the empty bottles were very fragile, though I guess these old ones were more substantial.

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They made a lot of glass fairly locally. Mostly in Rotherham. Not sure if there were glassworks in Sheffield. I know they made spectacles in Sheffield and other kinds of lens.  

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Wade & Dobson, glass bottle manufacturer, Oaks Glass Bottle works, Pontefract Road, Barnsley. 1879 directory.

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1901 directory.

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Not necessarily mineral water or ale bottles?

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59 minutes ago, St Annington said:

Picture Sheffield have this and this and this for W. Greaves and Co

Also found this on tinterweb, a brief history of W. Greaves and Co on page 9

Picture/link #03 is incorrect, it shows Pond Steet Brewery, not Norfolk Brewery.

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