Lemonade bottle mystery

Old lemonade bottle

Old lemonade bottle

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A very old glass lemonade bottle which was recently uncovered near Port William bears the name its Newton Stewart based manufacturer - Campbell, Hope and King Limited.

Archibald Campbell, Hope & King Ltd was registered as a limited company in November 1896, to acquire the businesses of brewers and distillers Archibald Campbell & Co and the Glasgow firm, Hope & King, which traded as wholesale wine and spirit merchants, exporters and whisky blenders.

The company acquired the South Western Brewery Co Ltd of Newton Stewart, with its six tied houses, in 1925. Although brewing then ceased at the Newton Stewart site it was used for storage.