One of our blog readers has got in touch about the above jug... as anyone any information on "The Eclipse Brewery" Mottram Road Hyde.. any snippet is of use here..
This tray caught my eye a week or so ago on Ebay... "Andrew & Atkinsons" Mottram Road.. Update- Andrew & Atkinsons established the bottling of Mineral Waters in 1868.
This is another Jug, and again this was resently for sale of Ebay... "J. Rowbottom & Sons" Reliance Drinks, Henry Street Hyde.
I was once doing a spot of Community Work just off Halton Street.. on the left as you are heading towards the juction with Mottram Road... we were clearing the stream of rubbish... the stream and banking was full of such jugs, and smaller bottles.. most of which were smashed... but one or two were intact... I cannot recall the names on them.... I was also looking on an old map and it showed a large building at the bottom of Henry street, just before Onward Street at the back of the picture-house.... I cannot think of any other place on Henry Street where such a place could have been... so if any of you know anything else about these or other brewers please get in touch... by commenting below or by email if prefered.. Thankyou
One more thing about these jugs... I can't be the only one who used to have these as hotwater bottles can I... we had quite a few around the house when I was small.. but the names escape me.