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Report - Hardys & Hansons Brewery, Kimberley, Nottingham - Summer (August) 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Illusive space, Mar 5, 2013.

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    The Kimberley Brewery was established and operated by the brewer Hardys & Hansons, and has a heritage dating from 1832. It was the oldest independent brewery in Nottinghamshire.

    Stephen Hanson meanwhile built Hansons Limited on Brewery Street in 1847, also using water from the Alley Spring.
    William & Thomas Hardy were successful beer merchants from Heanor who bought Samuel Robinsons brewery in 1857. The current brewery is largely based on the buildings erected by them in 1861 when they moved out of the old bake-house.
    Also in 1861, Stephen Hanson died and the business was carried on by his wife Mary and son Robert Hanson.

    In 2006, The Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Brewery and all of its public houses were sold in a multi-million pound deal to Greene King brewery, who decided to end the brewing tradition in Kimberley in "a cost effective move".

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    #1 Illusive space, Mar 5, 2013
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