The Newport Pagnell


The Following details the history of a site which was started in 1780, by Thomas Meacher as a Brewery. It changed hands many times, but remained as a Brewery until the early 1900's, when after being purchased by Charles Wells mainly for the many public houses that came with it, it was closed.

It lay derelict for some years until Mr William James Cooper leased it, in 1924. Mr Cooper developed his business from making hen houses to selling Ford Tractors and other agricultural machinery, and later having a Peugeot Car dealership also. He was joined by his two sons James and Peter in the late 1950's. He finally sold in 1991.

The site was demolished and reborn in 1994, as the Newport Pagnell Medical Centre. This houses, 7 Doctors, a Dietition, Health Visitors, Family Planning, 2 Physiotherapists, a team of Podiatrists, the Practise Nurses and many other facilities. It is one of the more attractive buildings, built over the last 50 years.

I wish to thank Messrs Donald Hurst and Dennis Mynard who's 'One More For the Road' book enabled me to detail the earlier history of the NewportPagnell Brewery.