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.
The story is outlined on the current company website HERE
This is a view of the brewery in Mriehel taken in about 1960
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:
This fading sign was still visible on the corner of Strait Street in 2009.
There was even a Simonds outpost in Benghazi, Libya