James Shipstone and Sons Ltd.
Champion Ale Beer Label [c.1910's]
India Pale Ale Beer Label [c.1930's]
Nut Brown Ale Beer Label [c.1940's]
Strong Ale Beer Label [c.1940's]
Gold Star Ale Beer Label [c.1940's]
Special Ale Beer Label [c.1940's]
Extra Stout Beer Label [c.1940's]
Nut Brown Ale Beer Label [c.1950's]
India Pale Ale Beer Label [c.1950's]
Jubilee Ale Beer Label 
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The Star Brewery - which still stands today - operated in New Basford. The firm was founded by James Shipstone in 1852. Visible for miles around, the Red Star of the brewery became a very familiar landmark.
Independent status was lost in 1978 when Greenall's of Warrington acquired the company. Just like other Greenall
takeovers, the Star Brewery came under threat from the very beginning. The
Warrington firm closed the Wem Brewery in Shropshire, Davenport's in Birmingham
and August 31st 1990 the company announced that brewing would cease at Basford.
Proof, if any were needed, that they were only really interested in the estate
of 280 pubs. The Star Brewery finally closed in 1991.