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.Aston Brewery from a 1972 booklet about Ansells brewing history. Was this at Aston Cross ? Doesn’t have the look of that location. Viv,
Bloody hell. I remember Tiny. He was a mate of my dads as was yorkie.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,
That's great I often wonder what happened to some of the guys I knew.Bloody hell. I remember Tiny. He was a mate of my dads as was yorkie.
Hi Jean, are you the Jean that's friends with Ken Moly?The strike of 1981.
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. Bye for now. Jean.
Oh, crossed wires here .... I was contacted by his grandson, the Bitter Man was not my grandfather.hi keiron firstly my sincere condolances on the loss of your grandad....what sort of info are you looking for
oops sorry about the crossed wire....well trevors face would certainly have been familar to my dad who was an ansells man..Oh, crossed wires here .... I was contacted by his grandson, the Bitter Man was not my grandfather.
I though perhaps he might be known by somebody on the forum. In the meantime, I have asked his grandson to send some information on Trevor Bowater which I will share as his face will be very familiar to those who drank in an Ansell's pub.