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Ansells Brewery

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Brummie babby
I still have at least a dozen bottles of this in the shed as well as one of the 1921 Brew for a new Ansell baby, who died as a child, and was bottled in 1959.
 

MarkS

Brummie babby
My dad worked at Aston Cross as a driver I believe from mid 60s until the early 80s he worked with Geoff Stubbs also known as stubby My dad was Billy Vaughan who paced away in December 2010 I used to play for the the youth team that was managed by Sid Timmons and coached and trained by Kenny Burns and Jimmy Calderwood, I recall training on a Thursday evening on the sand pitch which I believe had only one set of posts, that’s all I needed as I was a keeper, we used to stay in the social club afterwards while Kenny burns and jimmy Calderwood used to fill everyone in on all things Blues, No interest to me as I am and always have been from the claret and blue side, I do remember them getting severely drunk some Thursdays though,
I think I have a team photo with you on it outside the club. I also played for Ansells boys from age 12 all through to colts 3rd team 2nd team and 1st team. My dad worked for Ansells until he passed away in 1982.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
I think I have a team photo with you on it outside the club. I also played for Ansells boys from age 12 all through to colts 3rd team 2nd team and 1st team. My dad worked for Ansells until he passed away in 1982.
Will pass these names on to Pete who was on the brewing at Aston Cross. He used to come home stinking of hops and wert I think it was called!!.
 

Andrew V

proper brummie kid
I think I have a team photo with you on it outside the club. I also played for Ansells boys from age 12 all through to colts 3rd team 2nd team and 1st team. My dad worked for Ansells until he passed away in 1982.
Hi Mark, it seems forever ago used to go training on Thursday evenings remember traing on the sand pitch, as a keeper I loved this soft landings and all that, if you could post the picture that would be brilliant, Andy
 

MarkS

Brummie babby
Hi Mark, it seems forever ago used to go training on Thursday evenings remember traing on the sand pitch, as a keeper I loved this soft landings and all that, if you could post the picture that would be brilliant, Andy
 

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Andrew V

proper brummie kid
They were good days still in contact with a few.
Wow we looked so young I think I would have been around 14/15 I remember a few in the photo Ian whale, noggin Ian next to Sid and noggin at the end of front row, I am at the back 3 in from Jimmy calderwood, my dad is in the picture at the back with the fizzy hair and jumper, my daughter just said I look younger there than my grandson who is also 14, amazing picture from days gone by but as you rightly say they were good days indeed
 

MarkS

Brummie babby
Wow we looked so young I think I would have been around 14/15 I remember a few in the photo Ian whale, noggin Ian next to Sid and noggin at the end of front row, I am at the back 3 in from Jimmy calderwood, my dad is in the picture at the back with the fizzy hair and jumper, my daughter just said I look younger there than my grandson who is also 14, amazing picture from days gone by but as you rightly say they were good days indeed
Also Glen Pooler, Paddy Fenlon,Steve Reynolds,Dave Reynolds,I’m not on the photo as I wasn’t at training that week. My Cousin Mike Sadler is on it.
 

Andrew V

proper brummie kid
Also Glen Pooler, Paddy Fenlon,Steve Reynolds,Dave Reynolds,I’m not on the photo as I wasn’t at training that week. My Cousin Mike Sadler is on it.
Now I remember the names, I believe that Kenny Burns is stood in front of my dad in the black bomber jacket, I do recall them all sitting in the snooker room after training having a good old session could never take to Kenny burns but Jimmy Calderwood was sound as was Sid Timmins sid gave me the 1st ever pair of goalie gloves I ever owned, they would have been classed as gardening gloves now,
 

Madden 51

Brummie babby
Hi it's my father in law and his name is John Madden.
Hi, its Peter Madden john Madden is my older brother and Mike is my eldest it was Michael who introduced me to John Cronin senior when I went to watch the 3rd team at home I was only 15 and John asked me if I got any boots all of a sudden I'm sub as a guest player.
It's nice to know someone remembers our family.
All the names come flooding Back, the pipers, Dereck Kevin, Bunny, Alan Harrison, Dennis Hopkins.
I still have a picture of the 3rd team but would like to see the picture of myself and Dereck Kevin in the sports Argus after we won the Birmingham city shield against Dunlops.
If anyone has any memorabilia it would be nice to meet up
Peter Madden
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Hi Peter my husband Pete Smith worked there too and we had a caravan on the same side of the river as Kevo. We used to meet up a lot with him there and he would give the twins and myself a lift down if Pete had to work. My late brother was a checker there too.
 

Madden 51

Brummie babby
Hi Peter my husband Pete Smith worked there too and we had a caravan on the same side of the river as Kevo. We used to meet up a lot with him there and he would give the twins and myself a lift down if Pete had to work. My late brother was a checker there too.
Is Kevo, Dereck Kevin the ex pro footballer
 
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