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Whitaker's Standard Stout Beer Label from Halifax in West Yorkshire [1950s]

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An image of a beer label designed for bottles of Whitaker's Standard Stout brewed and distributed from the brewery in Halifax. The label, which I suggest dates from the 1950s, is a traditional oval shape with a bantam cock displayed. This brewery was founded in 1848 by Richard Whitaker. He originally produced his ales at the corner of Seedlings Mount and Crib Lane in Halifax. He was also brewing at the old Stannary Inn. However, in 1867, production was moved to Corporation Street. The business was registered in April 1890. It was in 1959 that Whitbread first got involved with Richard Whitaker & Sons Ltd. With two Whitbread directors joined the board, it was not long before all of the pubs operated by the Halifax brewery were stocking bottled beers by Whitbread. The tied estate of 135 public houses was completely subsumed by Whitbread and in August 1968 the company was simply merged into the Whitbread empire. Within months, during February 1969, production of beers at Whitaker's ceased. The brewery was demolished in 1973. For a period the Whitaker brands were produced at Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries at Woodlesford near Leeds.

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