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I principally collect U.K. beer and mineral bottles, but also include some stoneware and other bottles that catch my eye. I am also interested in anything with a railway connection!

I am a relatively recent convert to bottle collecting. My first bottle was an L.M.S. (London Midland Scottish) railway bottle which I found in a small antiques shop in Settle, North Yorkshire.

The number of prospective tips available for digging is rapidly diminishing but determined exploration of local antique and junk shops can often be rewarded with the occasional find.

This web page begins with lists of the bottles in my collection and continues with some links to other U.K. Bottle Collecting websites. Please let me know of any other pages that you think may be worthy of adding to this list.

Alan Rickards
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England

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Beer and Mineral Bottles

Name Location Date Type Manufacturer's Marking
Alsager Arms Alsager? Screw with stopper N & Co 2183
Anderton, Fred Skipton? Codd A.15. K.B.
Ashton Gate Brewery Co Ltd, The Bristol 1883-1931 Screw with stopper Not marked
Bagge, W & T King's Lynn <1767-1929 Blob Kilner Bros Ltd Thornhill Lees
Ball, Geo, Old King Stockport <1912 Blob RBB
Barnett, F, Bottler Crewe ? Crown UGB C607 S1
Bayley, T Congleton ? Blob T K B Ltd
Bell & Co Ltd Stockport 1850-1949 Screw (Quart) C S & Co Ld 4893
Birkdale Brewery Co. Crown Brewery Birkdale >1935 Crown N & Co Ltd 7183
Brown, G F & A, & Sons Limited Wrexham ? Crown Not marked
Brown, Robert & Sons Middlewich ? Blob N & Co 5940
Bullard & Sons Limited Norwich 1895-1964 Crown H UK G Co
Carter, W Oswestry ? Blob Not marked
Chesters Manchester 1888-1961 Crown Redfearn Bros Bottle Makers Barnsley
Clifton, D Stockport 1850-1923 Codd Dan Rylands, Barnsley
Clifton, D Stockport 1850-1923 Hamilton (Flat Bottom) C S & Co Ld 8556
Cuff, J.H. Manchester ? Hamilton Not marked
Cutlack & Harlock Ltd Ely 1907-1930 Screwtop Upright Cylindrical Not marked
Dee Mineral Water Co Ltd, The Chester ? Codd Not marked
Edmonson & Co Ltd Richmond Row Liverpool & Birkenhead ? Blob C S & Co Ld 5306
Ellis, R & Son Ruthin ? Hamilton Not marked
Fairburn, W Chelmsford ? Screw 14G2
Felinfoel Brewery Co Ltd, The Llanelly >1906 Crown Not marked
Fletcher & Holt Collyhurst, Manchester ? Blob N & Co 2310 F & H
Gartsides Ltd, Brookside Brewery Ashton-u-Lyne 1898-1939 Crown RBB
Glover, W Chelmsford ? Codd J Kilner & Sons Makers Wakefield
Greenall Whitley & Co Limited Crewe ? Crown C191
Greenall Whitley & Co Limited Warrington 1880-1990 Screw Not marked
Groves, Edwin F. Severn Valley Brewery Ironbridge c1914 Crown N & Co 2306
Halifax & District Mineral Water Manufacturers Association Limited (Halifax) ? Screw A D & Co
Hardys' Crown Brewery Limited Manchester 1889-1962 Codd Nuttall & Co Makers St Helens
Henson, G Burton-on-Trent ? Blob C S & Co 2017
Hooley, George, Ltd Nottingham 1911-1926 Crown Not marked
Jones, Gomer Nantwich ? Blob C S & Co Ld 4602
Lassell & Sharman Caercwrle 1894-1945 Blob Not marked
Laycock's Chester ? Codd Nuttall & Co Makers St Helens
Laycock's Chester ? Blob Not marked
Leigh & Co Salford ? Codd Redfern Bros Bottle Makers Barnsley
Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright The Brewery Leamington 1897-1928 Blob Breffit's Makers London
Lumb, Wallace Crewe ? Blob Not marked
Lyon, J & Co Snowdrop Manchester ? Fluted Codd Not marked
Macarthy Romford ? Codd Wm Barnard & Sons London
Mackay, John, & Co Limited Edinburgh, Glasgow & Newcastle ? Blob A1002
Maclean North Walsham ? Upright cylindrical screwtop Riley's Patent London
Maskery Sandbach ? Blob K B Ltd T 11874
Massey's Burnley Brewery Limited Burnley 1889-1966 Blob UGB 12362
Morgans Norwich 1897-1961 Screw with stopper Riley's Patent Screw Stoppered Bottle
Morris & Evans Bottlers Bridgend ? Blob C S & Co Ltd 6550
Morris & Son Swinton, Manchester ? Codd N & Co 3515
Parker & Clegg Chester & Mold ? Codd Redfearn Bros Bottle Makers Barnsley
Parkes, A H Congleton ? Screw with stopper N & Co 3925
Pickmere & Co Nantwich ? Crown C S & Co Ltd 8923
Raine, M, & Son Eggleston ? Crown N
Roberts, J E, Big Lock Middlewich ? Blob A195
Robson, Wm Middle Street Sunderland >1941 Crown B & Co Ltd A10
Rothwell, William, Mayor Street Bolton >? Blob A2 3586
Ryle & Burgess Northwich ? Blob N & Co 3798
Salt & Co Ltd Burton-on-Trent 1893-1927 Crown UGB C200
Scott & Co Limited Skipton 1894-1912 Blob Not marked
Shaw, George, & Co Ltd Leigh Brewery Leigh 1902-1931 Blob UGB C295 S1
Smith, James, & Co Chorley & Hindley ? Screw with stopper C B & Co N
Swansea Old Brewery (Swansea) 1921-1934 Blob Not marked
Threlfall's Brewery Co Ltd (Liverpool & Salford) 1888-1961 Crown UGB C25 S1
Westmacott Manchester ? Crown N & Co Ltd 5959
White, R W & S, Ld (No location) ? Screw White W
Whittaker, M Matlock Bath ? Codd Dobson & Nall Ltd Bottle & Case Makers Barnsley
Whittaker, M Matlock Bath and Ashford ? Hamilton Not marked
Wilson's Brewery Ltd Newton Heath 1894-1949 Screw N & Co 4992
Woods, Alma Walpole and Wisbech c1914 Codd E C & Co Ld 12763
Wrightson, Henry Birkenhead ? Blob Not marked
Wycherley & Son Corbett Arms Hotel Market Drayton ? Crown N & Co 2738
Wood & Son, T Works Wimpole Road Colchester ? Codd Dobson & Nall Ltd Bottle & Case Makers Barnsley
Greenham, A Crossed Daggers Shanklin, I.W. ? Blob Kilner Bros Ltd Makers London
Rushden Mineral Water Co Ltd Rushden ? Codd Rylands 4 Barnsley, The

Railway Bottles

Name Location Type Manufacturer's Marking
L M S Hotels None Shown Crown P G C 4CQ-L
L M S Hotels None Shown Blob Not marked
L N E R None Shown Blob J L & Co Ld C 2794
Midland Hotel Derby Crown C B & Co N
Midland Hotel Derby Crown J L & Co Ld C 2787
Midland Hotels Cellars Derby Crown JWS L

Stone Ginger Beers

Name Location Narrative Manufacturer's Marking
Cornett, G Liverpool 12 Norton Street Midland Pottery Melling
Crewe Mineral Water Co Ld, The Crewe Ludford Ginger Beer, The Price Bristol
Gidman, Joseph, Mineral Water Works Knutsford Canutes Ford Not marked
Groves & Whitnall Ltd Globe Works Salford Stone Ginger Beer Bourne 2 Denby
Macarthy Romford (with internal screw stopper) Bourne 22 Denby
Morgans, James Wigan No narrative Not marked
Steward & Patteson Limited Norwich & Swaffham Brewed Ginger Beer 1D Stif

Medicines, etc.

Name Location Narrative Manufacturer's Marking
Kompo (Registered) No location No narrative Not marked
White, A J, Ltd No location No narrative Not marked

Sauces, etc.

Name Location Narrative Manufacturer's Marking
Daddies No location Favourite Sauce P
S C W S No location Shieldhall Essence of Coffee & Chicory Not marked
White, Cottells London, S E Sauces Not marked

Links to some other U.K. Bottle Collecting Websites

Antiques World (UK) directory of collectors clubs
Association of Bottled Beer Collectors
BBR Magazine
Bygones (Mike Sheridan)
Ian's Antique Bottles & Stoneware page
Ian and Grahames Bottle Page
Miniature Bottle Collecting
The Ointment Pot
Old Bottles & Collectables
Rob & Kath's Bottle List
Scotland's Bottles
Surrey Bottle Collectors' Club
UK Bottle Clubs
Virtual Bottle Museum

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Alan Rickards
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
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