Melbourne Brewery Signs

Unusual markings, logos and symbols around the city
drapesy
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:32 pm

I am trying to track down and record as many of these as I can.Please let me know of any you think I may have missed.For many years, and especially the first half of the 20th century, brewing in Leeds was firmly concentrated on two rival breweries - Tetley's and Melbourne. There were other breweries of course - Hemingways and Kirkstall/Dutton's spring to mind and many breweries outside Leeds were keen to have outlets in the City , such as John Smiths, Sam Smiths, Ind-coope, Bentleys, Hammonds, Ramsdens etc - but they were small beer(!) as the majority of Leeds pubs came under the Tetley/Melbourne 'Duopoly'. So often old pictures of Leeds feature pubs or adverts on shops/trams/buses etc which display the Tetley 'Huntsman' or Melbournes' 'bowing Courtier'I am too young to remember Melbournes - it was taken over by Tetleys in 1960( I believe this is the right year) but having spoken to many , including pub landlords, who did remember it:I believe the rivalry between the two breweries was quite intense (bitter??!). It could even lead to devotees of one beer having the attitude of "I'll do wi'out before I sup that muck!" toward the other breweries products!Nearly Fifty years on I suppose it is surprising how much evidence of Melbourne's still exists - evidence of how common they once were - but of course they're disappearring all the time as pubs close or are altered. This is particularly true of the windows - where it only takes one p*ssed - up idiot to throw his bottle of carlsberg on a Friday night and a piece of history is lost for ever.Anyway enough from me -on with the motley..
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:42 pm

Perhaps the finest existing Melbourne sign - at The Old Golden Fleece, Churwell HillUpdate - pub demolished Sept 2010 , but mosaic saved and set in new building
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:46 pm

Another wonderful Mosaic - at the Beech at the bottom of Tong road. (there is an identical sign on the other side of the building)
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Postby munki » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:47 pm

I've never noticed them anywhere before! Was this the logo? Was it always just the logo, or did it sometimes have words with it?
'Are we surprised that men perish, when monuments themselves decay? For death comes even to stones and the names they bear.' - Ausonius.

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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:50 pm

Patience Munki - there's much more to come...
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:50 pm

Painted window at the Beech
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:53 pm

The Crown - a few yards down from the Beech
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:56 pm

Leaded Windows at the Junction , HunsletUpdate april 2011. this window destroyed early 2011 when the Dewsbury Rd entrance to the now closed 'Junction' was blocked off.
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 4:59 pm

The Junction again - wonderful colours!
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Postby drapesy » Fri 11 May, 2007 5:03 pm

The Ffforde Grene (Right hand facing). A superb piece of mosaic work.
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