I want to start out by making it clear that I am NOT affiliated with Lowcock’s Lemonade in any past, present or future capacity. I maintain this page purely because I get contacted about Lowcock’s Lemonade. Usually from people who are trying to order a bottle or crate.
Lowcock’s Lemonade seems to hold a special place in the hearts of people from the North East of England. English comedian and TV personality, Vic Reeves, makes passing reference to Lowcock’s Lemonade in his memoir which you can buy on Amazon.com or preview here on Google Books.
So what can I tell you about Lowcock’s Lemonade? Here’s my unofficial Lowcock’s Lemonade FAQ.
- Lowcock’s Lemonade started in Stranton, Hartlepool, UK in 1880 (famous for its spring water)
- Lowcock’s was stated by Joseph and Margaret Lowcock (I’m no relation according to my Ancestry.com research)
- Lowcock’s Lemonade was originally home-made Lemonade by Joseph and Margaret.
- In 1909, Lowcock’s Lemonade moved to Middlesborough, UK spearheaded by Walter Lowcock (the eldest son).
- Walter passed away at age 33 and his son Martin ran the company with his mother until his death in 1973.
- After Martin’s death, John Martin Lowcock took over and ran the company until from the 1970’s to the mid-late 1980’s.
- John Martin Lowcock retired in 1992.
- The brand was licensed to a manufacturer in Harrogate, but the name eventually disappeared.
- In 2006/7 the brand re-appeared under license from the family, but then disappeared again within 2 years
- The bottles were made of glass and Lowcock’s Lemonade encouraged recycling with a 10p refund on a returned bottle.
- Lowcock’s Lemonade was delivered in dedicated Lowcock’s Lemonade vehicles (including horse drawn wagons).
- Lowcock’s Lemonade collectible Lledo trucks (or Lorry’s if you’re from the UK) can be found on eBay.
There is a Facebook Page associated with the 2006 re-launch which can be found here. I do not know who owns or maintains the page and it looks abandoned. So if you interact with the page, you do so at your own risk.
Lowcock’s Lemonade Flavors
Lowcock’s made more than Lemonade, the flavors were:
- Irn Brew (a drink/flavor popular in Scotland)
- Cream Soda
- Dandelion and Burdock
- Shandy (this is a ale/lemonade mix)
Thanks to the wonders of the Internet Archive, I can share some photos/images from when Lowcock’s was relaunched. Again, I need to stress I am not affiliated or associated. Simply sharing the information as I get regular inquiries about Lowcock’s Lemonade.
I am interested in Lowcock’s Lemonade collectibles, old bottles, etc. purely because it features my surname. If you have Lowcock’s Lemonade collectible items you no longer want and wish to donate, please do contact me. Keep in mind I am not an heir any (non-existent) Lowcock Lemonade fortune, so donations are preferred.
Reminder, please don’t ask for the products, I genuinely can’t help you. Sorry.
Lowcock Family History
If you would like to learn more about the Lowcock surname and family history, please visit the Lowcock History page.