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Fountain Free Brewery, Redcap.

Address:

Fountain Free Brewery

Accrington Road

Rishton.

Fountain Free Brewery

First founded in 1849 at Mother Redcap, Accrington Road, Rishton.2

For almost 50 years the brewery may have been simply a home brewing company before becoming registered.3

The Brewery was registered in 1898 by the Fountain Free Brewery Co., Ltd. Among the directors were James Clayton, publican of Church, James Wood and T. Ainsworth. Works included six storey malting tower and a two-storey office and board room.

Fountain Free 1910

In May 1927 the business was sold, along with 6 tied houses2, to Daniel Thwaite's & Co. Ltd., of Blackburn, along with 17 tied public houses3, and the brewery closed.

In 1928 a new company was formed called Fountain Ltd., with a capital of 15,000 in 10 shares, to carry on the business of brewers, maltsters and wine and spirit merchants, with the directors being R. Briggs, J. E. Faulkner, and H. Asplin.3

It is currently unknown when this business ceased trading.

Brewery Bottle
 

During the late 1930's Ribble Paints and Varnishes took over the buildings as a paint works, continuing operations until the 1960's. Complete demolition took place in 1975.

Remains

None, the brewery was sited just to the west of Redcap Farm on Road.

May 2004.

References

Industrial Rishton by Kathleen Broderic and Mike Rothwell.

2Guide to Breweries Handbook.

3Keith Osborne D.M.A., A.C.I.S. Researcher into British Brewery History and Collector of British Beer Labels (Via Email)