Remember that brewing journal I picked up a couple of weeks ago? The one from the Medway. I've just realised which brewery it is.
At the time the journal was used (1869 and 1870), the name of the company was the Medway Brewery. Later it was known as Style & Co. In 1899, after merging with Winch & Sons of Chatham, it became Style & Winch.
The same Style & Winch that Barclay Perkins bought in 1929. It operated as their subsidiary for more than 40 years.
If I'd known that, I'd have been even keener to buy it. Just for the Barclay Perkins connection. I feel an idiot for not having noticed until now.
I've been harvesting the first details from the journal. Details will follow soon.