c1920 Enamelled Pub Sign Wm Hancock Ales Six Bells


A fine original c1920 William Hancock & Co. Ltd Enamelled Sign for the Six Bells Pub, in Peterstone Wentloog, near Newport, in Wales.
The large rectangular steel enamelled sign shows 6 black bells on a white background, with HANCOCK’S SIX BELLS written underneath. The sign has holes to screw it to the outside wall. Condition is very good, with just a bit of old rust in the bottom right corner and screw holes.
William Hancock was a brewer of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, who bought the Bute Dock Brewery of North and Low in 1884. The company acquired the County Brewery in Crawshay Street, Cardiff in 1894 and moved from the Bute Dock Brewery. It was later acquired by Bass Charrington Ltd in 1968, with 505 tied houses and became Welsh Brewers and then Bass Wales. The brewery was sold to Brain & Co. Ltd in 1999.
The Six Bells still exists in Penmark is only a couple of miles outside Barry and you can see Cardiff Int. Airport from its car park, but still in the rural Vale of Glamorgan.
Size: 90 x 112.5 x 0.2 cm (35 3/8 x 44 ¼ x 1/16 inches)
Weight: 13.4 kg