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sheppy

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Ansells Brewery
« on: December 24, 2013, 09:45:08 PM »
I worked for Ansells Brewery in the 60s do's anyone know the name of the nurse at the brewery
I think was Thelma but not sure

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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 08:52:19 PM »
I just happened to come across this thread as I was casually looking around. Now, am I right, was it Ansells brewery in Aston somewhere near the cross? I suppose it might still be there.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 09:01:01 PM »
It must have been gone for at least 30 years or maybe more.
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 09:21:06 PM »
It was always reckoned that there was underground water there and that was the reason for the flavour of the beer. After all wasn't the advert Ansells the better beer?
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 09:27:12 PM »
Yes Ansells Brewery did use it's own springwater, but there was nothing unusual in that many breweries in fact used underground springs.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 10:33:28 AM »
Hi Normansil you were right Ansells brewery was located on Aston cross it was one of the best jobs I ever had great bunch of blokes to work with
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 10:43:52 AM »
Hi Phil your right the brewery was closed about 30 years ago. and did use water
from a underground spring that flowed under Aston road that's why it tasted so good
It was a shame to lose another good industry.The amount of big companies we have
lost in Birmingham over the years is a great loss we were the best in the world
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 10:54:38 AM »
According to what I found the brewery closed in 1981, and coincidently the Ansell's family started the brewery in 1881. Ansells became Allied Breweries in 1961 when they merged with Tetley Walker, Ind Coope & Alssopp. Then after a series of strikes and industrial action the brewery closed and brewing was moved elsewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014, 10:59:21 AM »
ansells nut brown was a drink that I took to and I used to mix it with mild  that to me become a brown and mild I also took to m&b mild  I used to pass the cross loads of times in my teens and would stop off at a pub that was on the cross I can not remember the name of it
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 11:04:39 AM »
For a time in 1940 I went to Aston Grammar School and I can still remember the odour of Ansells Brewery and HP Sauce. Those were the days, or were they?
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2014, 11:11:02 AM »
Roy

you are probably recalling The Golden Cross which stands at the junction of Rocky Lane and Lichfield Rd. In the 80's it had a name change to O'Reilly's and now although the building remains it is apartments.
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