There remains just one place where you can still find the Simonds name and the Trade Mark red Hop Leaf in use. The Maltese brewery of Simonds Farsons Cisc.

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The story is outlined on the current company website HERE

This is a view of the brewery in Mriehel taken in about 1960

Farsons Mriehel

H & G Simonds started shipping beer to the Maltese Garrison troops in 1880.The main Simonds depot was at Marsa, located at the top of the Grand Harbour. This image dates from the early 1900’s, long before the merger with Farsons in 1929.

Here are samples of the Hop Leaf Trade Mark adapted for Malta, down the decades:

Malta Simonds tram 1

Trams provided a popular billboard for Simonds signs:Malta Simonds tram 2

Malta Simonds tram 3

 

This fading sign was still visible on the corner of Strait Street in 2009.

Valetta cnr of South & Strait Str 2013

There was even a Simonds outpost in Benghazi, Libya

Simonds Libya