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Phil

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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2014, 05:08:05 PM »
Ray

HP were at Aston Cross adjacent to Ansells, did they have a factory at Five Ways Edgbaston?
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 05:17:19 PM »
Bath Row and Davenports, that's it. When I was about six years old I was in the children's hospital and I used to hear the clanking of metal crates and the clinking of the bottles. Also, when the ward windows were opened one could smell the brewery.
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 05:21:13 PM »
Sorry . so we have moved from Aston cross and Ansells  to Bath row and Davenports sorry my mistake.
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2014, 06:18:47 PM »
Ray

I thought there may have been an error somewhere as I can't ever remember Aston Cross being called Five Ways, oddly enough although as far as I can remember Five ways has always been called that, it been six ways for a very long time now,
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 06:24:24 PM »
I suppose I am the culprit, sorry folks. Are there not five roads going from Aston Cross and for me, six ways is in Erdington.
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2014, 04:36:26 PM »
Phil Ansells also had a small brewery in Gosta Green they called it the Holte brewery
the beer always tasted awful

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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2014, 07:26:46 PM »
The Holt brewery based at Holt Street Costa Green was taken over in 1934 and added another 250 licensed houses ,making Ansells one of the largest brewery pub estates in the country.
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2014, 08:18:42 PM »
I think I mentioned it before, but there used to be a brewery or was it some sort of bottling plant at the junction off ashted row and great brook St I can remember seeing the bottles on a conveyer belt guys come to mind but as you get older your memory plays tricks it was probably midland counties dairy
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2014, 08:49:50 PM »
Just opposite the bottom of Great Brook St on the corner of Vauxhall Rd and Newdegate St was  "Guy's (Birmingham) Ltd.ale & stout bottlers"
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2014, 11:02:00 AM »
Strange this, Sheppy started this thread looking for information about a nurse called Thelma.
30 posts later, not a mention of Thelma. ;) :o ??? :-X
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Re: Ansells Brewery
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2014, 11:57:19 AM »
Raydar

As I've said before this is what happens when the OP does not stipulate the purpose of the thread in the title. As the thread grows most people only read the title especially if the opening post is a few pages back.
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