Thanks for visiting the Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottles memorabilia page. I am NOT affiliated with Lowcock’s Lemonade in any past, present, or future capacity. I just share the same name. If you’re interested in the Lowcock surname, you can read up Lowcock Genealogy here.
This Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottles page includes photos of various vintages of Lowcock’s Lemonade bottles from originals that required a deposit to the bottles that were used during the brief re-launch.
If you want to share photos, please contact me. I always try and give credit to the original source material.
This is currently the best photo I have of a Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottle, it was discovered by Malcolm (who shared with me, thanks!). Malcolm discovered the bottle in West Hartlepool, half-buried in soil, with a tree root growing over it. It also still has the original stopper. The bottle measures 10.5″ in height and has been cleaned thoroughly (click to expand).
Here’s a close-up of the Lowcock’s Lemonade bottle stopper from the same bottle. Thanks again to Malcolm. It’s the first time I have seen the stylized “L” with the horse head logo. The stopper also calls out Lowcock’s West Hartlepool location
The next photo is the best photo of a Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottle. It was taken by Christine, whose colleague found the bottle in the village of Danby Wiske Nr Northallerton, buried in the undergrowth in a field. As you can see, the bottle has been cleaned. They were also kind enough to let me know the bottle stands at 8.5″ tall and the stopper isn’t the original. The words Lowcock and Middlesbrough can clearly be made out on the side.
I discovered a similar bottle to the above on eBay (no, I don’t own it) which has part of the original label. The bottle was described as a World War II bottle, with a ceramic twist lid.
The photo below is a buried bottle that hasn’t been cleaned (hence the dirt). You can see the name Lowcock embossed on the side. Photo courtesy Tees Valley Museums. Interesting aside, the Tees is the name of the river that runs through that part of the Northeast. The towns on either side of it are what make the area known as Teesside (Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, and Darlington).
I am not sure of the vintage of this bottle. According to an old eBay listing, the bottle is ceramic and measures 8″ high and 2 3/4″ wide. The bottle references Lowcock & Co, Fermented Ginger Beer. It has an address for Lowcock’s Lemonade, Oxford Road, West Hartlepool.
This next bottle turned up on an eBay listing (no, I don’t own it). It’s a different vintage from the others but does include (and feature) a reusable Lowcock Bottle Top. I only have zoomed-in images so you can see the detail, click to expand the thumbnail.
And here’s the bottle stop.
Thanks to Avis Carter, I have a photo of a whole shelf of (empty) Lowcock’s Lemonade bottles. Avis’ late father used them for homebrew and the bottles are in excellent condition. Of note, one of them still has the original Lowcock’s Lemonade label.
Another Lowcock’s Lemonade bottle, this photo was sent to me by a reader (Paul Cochrane). This one is unique as it has a ceramic stopper and was made by Redfarn bros Ltd Barnsley. I haven’t seen any bottle like this, and I am not sure what era it’s from.
Here’s a closer look at the stopper. The “W” initial is intriguing, and I’m not sure why it’s there, maybe W for William who took over the company in 1909 and moved it to Middlesbrough?
The photo below is not one of the original bottles, but it is definitely not the re-launch version of the bottle (2006 relaunch bottles were plastic). The image below is as I found it, which is a shame – because it looks like a Lowcock’s Lemonade ad is in the background (you can make out labels of other flavors).
This is another photo of a Lowcock’s Lemonade bottle with the label showing, similar to the one above. This was sent in by a reader of this page (thanks, Paul J!). The bottle is from the 1960s, at least, it is the style of the bottle from the late 50’s to the early ’70s (diamond embossed marks). The label on this bottle is a reproduction.
I wasn’t sure where to put this photo; it’s dated April 1990 and comes from Teeside Live (the local paper in the area). The photo (click to expand) is of John Lowcock and Gayle Gerrard at the Lowcock Lemonade factory. The news story was about potential tours of the Lowcock Lemonade factory.
From the 2006 relaunch, here’s a photo of the bottles. A little hard to see, but the bottles do say Established 1880.
The following picture is a bit more random. BeSpoke Tyre and Autocare in the UK took over the Lowcock’s Lemonade factory (probably the re-launch factory, as their address is Derwent St, Middlesbrough) and shared the following “treasure” on Facebook. This includes a (partial photo) of a bottle of Dandelion and Burdock.
I often get asked for a bottle or crate of Lowcock’s Lemonade, but Lowcock’s Lemonade is no longer trading and no, I don’t have the recipe. I have this great photo of a Lowcock’s Lemonade crate in excellent condition. It was listed on eBay (no, I didn’t bid, nor do I own it). I love this photo; as you can read the Greta Street, Middlesbrough address, it still has the original lid, and from the bottle dividers, you can see Lowcock’s Lemonade shipped in crates of 12 bottles.
Courtesy of another (now offline) eBay listing, here’s another photo of an original Lowcock’s Lemonade crate a little worse for wear.
How does one go about opening Lowcock’s Lemonade bottles? Well, with the Lowcock’s Bottle Opener, of course. This bottle opener was listed on eBay. The front of the bottle opener states “Lowcock,” and the reverse states “Middlesbrough.” According to the listing, the opener is about 10cm long with registration number 702661. This is the patent number for the design, known as a “Crown Cap” and dates the opener around 1924 and is common for bottle openers of that period.
Please take the time to visit the pages of other Lowcock’s Lemonade memorabilia.
If you have any photos of Lowcock Lemonade items that you are happy for me to post on this page, please let me know.
Thanks to the wonders of the Internet Archive, I am able to share some photos/images from Lowcock’s Lemonade. Again, I need to stress I am not affiliated or associated, and I believe you cannot buy Lowcock’s Lemonade. 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 (or have the photo put on this page), please do contact me. Keep in mind I am not an heir to any 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.
You can learn more about Lowcock Genealogy, or specific Lowcock family member:
- Lowcock Plough: a type of turnwrest plough, invented by Henry Lowcock
- Lowcock’s Lemonade: a soft drink brand
- Lowcock Mill: a hydro-electric mill located in Linton, Yorkshire
- Lowcock Fuel Economiser: for fuel efficiency in steam engines
- Lowcock Razor: a straight razor, made by George Lowcock
- Lowcock Dairy: a Dairy located in Pendleton, UK.
- Lowcock Freemason: Bro. H. Lowcock, a Freemason
- Lowcock Hong Kong: Henry Lowcock, Sydney James Lowcock and the Lowcock name in Hong Kong
- Arthur Lowcock and Blackpool Tower: a director of the company that built Blackpool Tower
- CF Lowcock (Charles Frederick): A British painter from the Victorian/Edwardian era
- Joyce Lowcock: A playwright
- Lowcock War Memorial: pages dedicated to those who served
If you are researching Lowcock Family History and can help – visit the help needed page. If you want to understand the distribution of the Lowcock surname in the UK, visit the Lowcock map page. Just interested in the images and photos? Visit the Lowcock Genealogy Pinterest page.
This page is maintained by Joshua Lowcock.