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Defunct Birmingham Companies
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, Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:33 pm
Davenports was in the past one of three large brewery firms based in Birmingham they started brewing their kind of beer in 1829 Davenports brewed from property built in 1815 on the corner of Bath Row and Granville St the original company ceased production from here in 1986. It was renamed Highgate and davenport brewery and despite renewed operations and a new frontage it still didn't work subsequently the place was demolished and the site is now occupied by Tesco and apartments
, Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:31 pm
HP sauce Aston
HP Sauce is a brown sauce originally produced by HP Foods in the UK, now produced by the H. J. Heinz Company in the Netherlands. It is the best-known brand of brown sauce in the United Kingdom in 2005 with 73.8% of the retail market in the UK. HP Sauce has a malt vinegar base, blended with tomato, dates, tamarind extract, sweetener and spices
, Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:45 pm
Lucas Industries plc was a famous British manufacturer of components for the motor industry and aerospace industry. Founded in 1860 It was based in Birmingham. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. In August 1996, Lucas merged with the American Varity Corporation to form LucasVarity plc.
The Lucas trademark is currently owned by TRW Automotive and is licensed to Elta Lighting for aftermarket auto parts in the United Kingdom.