SJ9856 : George Massey's ginger beer factory

near to Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain

George Massey's ginger beer factory
George Massey's ginger beer factory
Directory records for 1880 show George Massey as a ginger beer manufacturer at a ant address in an adjacent street. This building is dated 1883 and is clearly related to the trade SJ9856 : Archway into factory courtyard, so it is reasonable to assume that the business was prosperous enough to justify the building of a new works, complete with attached dwelling house. The shop may well have existed as the retail outlet from the time of building, but the shop front itself is clearly modern. The continued use of the building can also be made out from the faded sign on the side wall at the right of the building. SJ9856 : R Massey, Aerated Water Manufacturer
The whole building is a remarkably untouched example of a small courtyard factory with retail front and dwelling house.
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Monday, 16 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 7 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Industry  City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services 
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Factory 
Date (from Tags)
1883 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9861 5631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.2390N 2:1.3329W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9861 5631
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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