I got this piece of information from Melissa Cole's blog. Old London brewery, Truman's, founded in 1666 and by the late 19th century the biggest brewery in the world, has been refounded by a couple of beer enthusiasts; there's a lot more information on their website. Truman's name was sullied for beer drinkers by its embracing of keg, a move which contributed to its decline and eventual closure by Grand Metropolitan in 1989.
I don't recall ever seeing Truman's in Merseyside; if it was sold around here, it would have been rarity. But the famous name at least is back. I don't know whether they have revived an old recipe, as has been tried with our local Higsons, or whether it's a new beer altogether, as was done with Cain's. What I find interesting is the fact that brewers like to revive the old familiar names from the past. Nostalgia, I suppose ~ and nothing wrong with that.