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Ansells Brewery

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
The brewery we remember was built in c1890. It was a rebuild of the original, and that image is of the original brewery. on the site, as shown on the c1889 map (though I admit it does not look much like the drawing)

map c1889 showing original ansells brewery.jpg
 

Stevehanson

master brummie
Aston Brewery from a 1972 booklet about Ansells brewing history. Was this at Aston Cross ? Doesn’t have the look of that location. Viv,
Yes it is Ansells Brewery, it is not in the 70s but much earlier. If you ever walked up Park road you would recognise this as the very old brewery gates, the newer entrance gate was much the same. The drays used to enter from coming down the hill and queing up until a space was available on the unloading deck. I have a modern photo of the entrance somewhere, I will post it and you will see the drays queing up.Regards Steve.
 

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Nigelb63

proper brummie kid
Does any one recall a guy known as "Tiny" and of course he was big and tall worked at Ansells in the 70's for sure, he rode a motorcycle and wore a long tan coat his job was BEER TASTER !!.

Then would come out at night and sink a few, this was a big man so a few beers was just that, he maintained he really did not drink that much at work,
Bloody hell. I remember Tiny. He was a mate of my dads as was yorkie.
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
Bloody hell. I remember Tiny. He was a mate of my dads as was yorkie.
That's great I often wonder what happened to some of the guys I knew.
I meet Tiny back in the early 70's he would ride his motorbike to the Man on the Moon pub most nights and have several pints.
I always thought it odd a man who tasted beer for a job working for Ansells would come out at night and drink at a M&B pub ..
 
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G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Pete was on the brewing and a beer taster too. He said the name rings a bell (Tiny) but can't put a face to him.
 

Anner701

New Member
The strike of 1981.

:D Does anyone remember the strike of 1981 at Ansells?. My brother used to work at Holte Street and my husband was on the fermentation side of the brewing at Aston Cross. He later moved to Aldridge and finished at Carlsberg Gravely Park. :D Bye for now. Jean.
Hi Jean, are you the Jean that's friends with Ken Moly?
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Hi Anner my brother was a checker at Holte street and my husband on fermentation at Aston Cross. My goodness his clothes did smell of the stuff!!. I sure am a friend of the lovely Ken Moly and am in touch with one of his daughters too. Pete and Albert my brother finished up at Carlsberg Gravely Park after moving from the Aldridge depot. This badge was made after the strike was over.
 

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Lady Penelope

master brummie
I remember the strike - I believe it was engineered by the management but I may be being cynical. I was working as a temp there at the time. My friends husband was a drayman and they went through a really rough time with very little money.
 
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