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Ansells Brewery

Madden 51

proper brummie kid
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
 

Madden 51

proper brummie kid
I knew Ken very well he foreman over bottling side making sure the trucks was loaded properly.I tjink we was on about £25 a week wages but it was a great job. there was also his son in law but can't remember his name
Hi, can u remember Michael Madden he worked in the bottling
 

Madden 51

proper brummie kid
hello pete do you know where ken has been laid to rest I would like to place some flowers if poss, he helped me and a lot more people at ansells in the seventies when I worked there, great negotiator he was. regards peter rankin.
Hi Pete, not sure if you remember me Peter Madden I used to play In the 1st team with cronins and Harrison ect
Nice to recognise some names like yourself and others good days we had,
Pete
 

Madden 51

proper brummie kid
hello jean, yes that is john cronin snr, he was one of life's true gentlemen, i know the quality of the picture is not very good

but johns son bernard is situated on the back row. if you want i can post the names of the other team members most of whom
if not all worked for ansells.
Hi sorry to but in but would you post the names of the team as I played with Bunnyand And Alan Harrison
Thank u
Peter Madden/Michael Madden
 

Madden 51

proper brummie kid
Yes we knew him as Kevo. Had some great weekends with him then he was divorced and gave up his caravan. We had nights out with his new partner after that though.
I didn't know he had passed away so sad to here.
I used to play football with him for Ansells played in the cup final at St Andrew's in the Birmingham city shield beating Dulops 1.0 there is a picture of myself and Dereck in the sports Argus holding the Shield nice memories also I used to look after him at the Albion matches as I was an Executive steward in the private boxes
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
He started me on Brandy and Baby champs. Pete used to tell him I was only having one drink at a time and I won't say what Kevo called him!!. Tight was the first word.
 

paulyx

master brummie
Yes Jean, I have left a lot of good footballers out but will make up for that in future post. Hope you are both well. ⚽
By the way my father in law worked at Aston Cross he was there for 40 years he retired in 1982 his name was George Jordan, he was related through Marriage to Fred and Ada Harris of Village Rd and Arthur and Ivy Smith.
 

Madden 51

proper brummie kid
Pete remembers most of these Paul.
Hi,
Also, There was My brother Michael Madden he is 10 years older than me and he was my mentor growing up, our manager Sid, not sure of his last name I will try and and put a photo of the 3rd team on and hope it jogs a few memories
Pete madden
 

paulyx

master brummie
Hi,
Also, There was My brother Michael Madden he is 10 years older than me and he was my mentor growing up, our manager Sid, not sure of his last name I will try and and put a photo of the 3rd team on and hope it jogs a few memories
Pete madden
S
 
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