Auction Watch: Nunneley’s ceramic plaque

Not that much is known about Nunneley’s brewery; it was founded at 21 Bridge Street, Burton upon Trent, c.1835 probably by Thomas Newton, by 1843 the business was being run by Joseph Nunneley who rebuilt the brewery on the same site and added a townhouse which still stands today. The company was floated on the stock market in 1888 as J. Nunneley & Co. Ltd, before merging with the Burton Brewery Co. Ltd. in 1896 whom were directly next door.

A ceramic plaque measuring 14.5cm in diameter advertising sold this week, the estimated price was £20-30, however it sold for an incredible £1,300!