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Hargreaves wagon shortly after the 1st World War.

The fizzy drinks factory has been given several locations so far by subscribers to this web site, these include the top of York Mill in the late 1970's (thanks Sis!), Holt Street, and the former sausage factory on Eachill road.

Janis Counsell says that the location of the pop factory was on Henry Street, and it was called Hargreaves. This is almost true, as I have been told that the actual location was 16 Albert Street, and was indeed called Hargreaves and Co., but the trade name was "ironbrew".

The owners name was Reginald Hargreaves, and 16 Albert Street was used as the "factory". One must assume that because the property is in the middle of a block of terrace houses that Mr. Hargreaves also resided here.

16 Albert Street in December 2002

The company produced among other things Mineral water, almost certainly as long ago as 1915.

Anther Email received tells me that the chip shop at the side of the Grand Cinema in Great Harwood, used to sell Rishton Pop. This was between 1953 and 1958.

H Barraclough Bottle from about 1900 with the "Lion" brand

The photographs on this page show either Mr Hargreaves next to his wagon, or the driver that was employed by him, whose name was George Entwistle.

The business was taken over by two brothers, Harry and Rodger Fielding, date unknown.

Hargreaves label

References

Great Harwood Appreciation Society.

Rishton Remembered by Kathleen Broderick.

Margaret Gregson for Picture below.

William Leyland.

Label supplied by Keith Osborne D.M.A., A.C.I.S., Researcher into British Brewery History and Collector of British Beer Labels

Hargreaves Wagon