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Richmond Brewery Stores

The Poppy Factory in Richmond, with Richmond Brewery Stores in the foreground.

Richmond Brewery Stores is a building on 18 Petersham Road in Richmond, London, England. Built in red brick, it has a tiled facade with "RICHMOND BREWERY STORES" in white lettering on blue.[1] Further to the south along Petersham Road was the brewery itself. Known as Lansdown Brewery, and operated by D Watney & Son, it was registered in April 1895,[1][2] but is known to have been in existence at least as early as 1882 when the brewery design practice Davison, Inskipp & Mackenzie was engaged to extend the building.[3] It was acquired by Brandon's Putney Brewery Ltd in 1915 and subsequently closed.[1] In 1926 the disused building became the original Royal British Legion Poppy Factory.

In 1950 the toy manufacturer Rovex Plastics Limited, which made plastic toys for Marks and Spencer, bought the building for use as a factory, and the company's own nameplate was placed over "RICHMOND BREWERY STORES" during the firm's use of the building. The building had a splendid view across the Thames to the former Richmond Ice Rink. By 1954, however, it was becoming obvious that the factory was quite inadequate to produce the volume of goods and, following the acquisition by Tri-ang, the factory moved to Margate in Kent in 1954.[4]

The Richmond and Twickenham Times reported in November 2014 that the building, now owned by a property developer, will be converted into seven luxury apartments and seven offices.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b A Century of British Brewers Plus – 1890 to 2004. Brewery History Society. 2005. 
  2. ^ "Surrey – Richmond, Petersham Road: D Watney's Lansdown Brewery (former)". Breweries. Brewery History Society. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Brewers' Journal. May 1882, p.106, quoted in Lynn Pearson (1999). British Breweries: an architectural history. London;  
  4. ^ Lines, H. R. (1979). "History of the Company". The Hornby Book of Trains.  
  5. ^ Odling, George (18 November 2014). "Original poppy factory in Richmond to become luxury flats and offices".  

External links

  • The Brewery History Society: Defunct Brewery Liveries

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