FOLKESTONE

James Boxer, 24 Gladstone Road, Folkestone

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Label: JAS. BOXER FOLKESTONE SUPERIOR HOME BREWED GINGER

Height: 16.8 cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown, bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print
Makerís mark: BOURNE 1 DENBY

Excelsior Mineral Water Works, Dover Road, Folkestone

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The Folkestone & District Licensed Victuallers Mineral Water & General Supply Co. Ltd., 10, Foord Road, Folkestone

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Label: FOLKESTONE AND DISTRICT GENERAL SUPPLY CO. LTD. L.V. MINERAL WATER UNRIVALLED BREWED GINGER BEER

Height: 16.7 cm
Closure: Screw Ėtop (Rileyís Patent)
Colour: All-over dark brown salt glazed; black print
Makerís mark: ēBOURNEē 09 DENBY (=1909)

Label: FOLKESTONE AND DISTRICT GENERAL SUPPLY CO LD.L.V. MINERAL WATER Unrivalled Brewed Ginger Beer

Height: 16.5cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Medium brown salt glazed, darker above shoulder; brown print
Makerís mark: None

Label: FOLKESTONE AND DISTRICT GENERAL SUPPLY CO. LTD. L.V. MINERAL WATER Unrivalled Brewed Ginger Beer

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W. Hopkin, Dover Street, Folkestone

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Label: W. HOPKIN FOLKESTONE HOME BREWED GINGER BEER 

Height: 19.6 cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown, bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print
Makerís mark: LOVATT & LOVATT NOTTS LANGLEY MILL

J. Laurence, 22-25 St. Johns Street, Folkestone

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Label:  J. LAURENCEíS OLD FASHIONED BREWED GINGER BEER FOLKESTONE

Height: 16.8 cm
Closure: Cork
Colour: Plain; black print
Makerís mark: STIFF E LAMBETH

B. Ross & Co., 54 Tontine Street, Folkestone

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Label: B. ROSS & CO FOLKESTONE HIGH CLASS GINGER BEER

Height: 16.7 cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown, bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print
Makerís mark: BARNETT & FOSTER, LONDON (printed below label)

The Silver Spring Mineral Water Co. Ltd., Foord Road (previously Grace Hill), Folkestone

This company was founded in 1888 for the manufacture of carbonated soft drinks.It merged with another local firm, Harris & Co. of Hythe in 1946, remaining in business until 2009, when it went into administration.  The assets were acquired by a new company that traded under the name Silver Spring Soft Drinks until it too went into liquidation in December 2012. 

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Label: THE SILVER SPRING MINERAL WATER COMPANY LIMITED FOLKESTONE HOME BREWED GINGER BEER

Height: 16.5cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour:†† Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown; bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print. 39 on neck of bottle
Makerís mark: ďTHE POTTERYĒ FULHAM

 Label: THE SILVER SPRING M. W. CO. LTD. FOLKESTONE Olde Fashioned STONE Ginger Beer.

Height: 20.3cm
Closure: Crown cap
Colour:†† Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown; bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print.
Makerís mark: PRICE 17 BRISTOL(17 is upside down)

Wraith & Wood, Portland Place, Dover Road, Folkestone

Wraith & Wood was one of a series of businesses operated by the Wraith family of Dover. This Excelsior Works was opened in 1902 and became the Excelsior Mineral Water Company in 1907.On the evidence of this bottle it retained the name Wraith & Wood until at least 1915.

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Label: WRAITHAND WOOD EXCELSIOR WORKS FOLKESTONE

Height: 20.0 cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown; bottom (below shoulder) plain, black print
Makerís mark:PRICE 15 BRISTOL

 

FOLKESTONE and DOVER

T. Cook & Son, Folkestone & Dover

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Label: T. COOK & SON, FOLKESTONE & DOVER TRADE MARK

Height: 20.4cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown; bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print.
Makerís mark: none 

Label: T. COOK & SON GINGER BEER FOLKESTONE

Height: 19.7 cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Top (above shoulder) yellow-brown; bottom (below shoulder) plain; black print.
Makerís mark: none 

Daniel Jones, 105-107 Dover Street, Folkestone and 1-2 Elizabeth Street, Dover

This company, originally M. Jones & Son, manufactured mineral waters in Folkestone until 1907 from premises first opened in 1878.The manufacture of mineral waters at Elizabeth Street, Dover, under Daniel Jones commenced in 1887 and continued until 1907.A feature of their bottles is that they are dated and have the company trade mark printed on the back.

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Label: YE OLDE BREWED GINGER BEERE 1898 MANUFACTURED BY D.P.W.JONES & COMPY FOLKESTONE & DOVER (on front)
††††††††† REGISTERED TRADE MARK JONES FOLKESTONE MINERAL WATERS
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Height: 16.4 cm
Closure: Screw-top
Colour: Medium brown salt glaze
Makerís mark:DOULTON 39 LAMBETH

Souter, Mackenzie & Co.- see under Dover

Last updated: 1 June 2016

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