Brewery and 2 public houses offered for auction 18th July 1891 and possibly acquired by Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd who were listed at this address in 1906
“…Mr. Pointer’s Brewery.. those who have not yet followed the precepts of Father Matthew, and eschewed John Barleycorn and the other creature comforts, a moderate use of which ‘maketh glad the heart of man’, an establishment like Mr. Pointer’s, noted for the purity of its ‘home-brew’d’, is one which ensures ready patronage.” (Rowes Illustrated Cheltenham Guide. 1850)
The Anchor Brewery in contemporary town directories:
H. Pointer, Warwick Place (1856)
Henry Pointer (and maltster), Winchcombe Street (1858-9)
W.J. Clinch (1868 Slaters: Cheltenham Royal Directory 1870-71)
W.J. Clinch, Anchor Brewery, Warwick Buildings (Royal Cheltenham Directory 1870-71)
James Henry Wheeler, Anchor Vaults (1883)
Righton & Co. (Cheltenham Post Office Guide 1891-92)
Clement John Cowell, Anchor Brewery (1885)
I am grateful to Paul Best on his extensive research on the Anchor Brewery. His comprehensive notes are kindly reproduced here:
Who was James Henry Wheeler?
James Henry Wheeler was born in Cheltenham about 1846. At the age of 15 the 1861 census records him as a Brewer, living with his mother at Back of York Street in the town. In 1871 at the age of 25, he’s described as a Brewers Cellarman living in Leckhampton with his wife and family. It’s not in the 1881 census that we find him living at the Anchor Brewery, Warwick Place, with his wife and five children. James’ occupation is now a Master Brewer, clearly by this time he was doing rather well as he’s also employing one general domestic servant. Although we will probably never discover the reason behind his 1883 bankruptcy, we do know that he remained in the trade as the 1891 census indicates he had relocated to Kidderminster where he was employed as a Brewers Manager where he remained for the next 20 years.
The Bankruptcy Act 1869.
In the County Court of Gloucestershire, holden at Cheltenham.
In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement of Composition with Creditors, instituted by James Henry Wheeler, of the Anchor Brewery, Warwick Place, Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, Common Brewer and Licensed Victualler.
NOTICE is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the creditors of the above-named person has been summoned to be held at the offices of Mr Arthur Heavens Smith, Corn Exchange, Cheltenham, on the 7th day of April, 1883, at twelve o’clock noon precisely.
Dated this 21st day of March 1883.
Arthur H. Smith, Corn Exchange, Cheltenham, Solicitor for the said Debtor.
Source ; London Gazette issue 25217 published 30th March 1883.
SALE BY AUCTION.
In Liquidation. J. H. Wheeler.
ANCHOR BREWERY, WARWICK PLACE, CHELTENHAM.Important Sale of BREWING PLANT, STEAM ENGINES, CASKS, WINES, SPIRITS, ALE, PORTER, CIDER, CIGARS &c.
JAMES VILLAR AND SONS
Beg to announce their instructions from the Trustee
TO SELL BY AUCTION.
On the premises as above, on Friday June 29th, 1883, at Twelve o’clock precisely.
The whole of the BREWING PLANT and EFFECTS, comprising more particularly 6-horse power vertical steam boiler, 4-horse power horizontal steam engine, 23 barrel copper, 12-barrel ditto, large eggended boiler, cast iron mash tub with rakes, machinery and driving gear, grist copper, cast iron hopback, Bandlelott’s 15-barrel patent refrigerator, 17-inch rolled malt mill with driving gear, 6-inch ditto, Avery’s weighing machine and 12 weights, malt screen, 20-barrel oak fermenting tub, 18-barrel ditto, 12-barrel ditto, Turnock’s patent attemporator, two ditto, 23 barrel vat, two 15 barrel ditto, one 11 barrel ditto, one 14 barrel ditto, three 9 barrel ditto, about 450 casks, 1,500 gallons of ale and stout, small quantity of wines and spirits, cider, cigars &c. brown mare (five years old), 2-wheel dogcart, 2 drays, hand truck, 2 sets brass-mounted harness, chaff machine, about 25 lots of office and household furniture, 2 fire-proof safes, bagatelle board, the contents of bar, viz., beer and spirit measures, copper muller, spirit barrels, jugs, glasses, &c.
The whole fully described in catalogues, now ready, to be obtained on application at the Brewery or of the Auctioneers, 1 Portland Street, Cheltenham.
Source; Gloucester Citizen Thursday 28th June 1883.
Saturday May 5th 1883.
TO BE LET, as a going concern with immediate possession, the ANCHOR BREWERY, Cheltenham, established 1819 ; modern well-fitted eight-quarter plant ; wine and spirit vault attached ; good trade ; part purchase money may remain of partnership arranged. Apply to JAMES VILLAR & SONS, agents, Cheltenham.
Source ; Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser.
Thursday 22nd October 1891.
ANCHOR BREWERY CHELTENHAM.
HIGHLY IMPORTANT SALE of the ANCHOR BREWERY PLANT, MACHINERY and FITTINGS, STOCK-IN-TRADE, &c.
J. W. C. Brewer is instructed by the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, THIS DAY (THURSDAY) October 23rd 1891, and following day if necessary, the whole of the Valuable BREWER PLANT In connection with the above well-known Brewery, until lately carried on by J. L. Righton and Co.
Selling to commence This Day at Eleven o’clock sharp.
Auctioneer’s Office, 8 College Court, Gloucester, where applications for Catalogues should be sent.
Source ; Western Daily Press.
Monday 26th October 1891.
BOOK DEBTS FOR SALE.
RE JOHN LANGFORD RIGHTON.
THE DEBTS APPEARING BY THE BOOKS, to be due to the Estate of the above Bankrupt, connected with the Anchor Brewery, Cheltenham, amounting to £288 10s. 7d., and connected with the Mineral Water Business, amounting to £25, are FOR SALE, in Two Lots.
Lists of the Debts may be seen, and full particulars obtained, at the Office of The Official Receiver in Bankruptcy, 15 King Street, Gloucester.
Source ; Gloucester Citizen.