Magee Marshall and Company ran this brewery and adjoining pub. The building at the front left of the picture still exists and is a bank.
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The Crown Hotel was where my wife and i held our wedding reception in 1962
This magnificent structure is on Cricket Street and I lived just 5 doors up from Cricket Street at 329 Derby Street for two years 1951 to 1953
The Crown Hotel was always a busy spot. The locals always boasted the freshest beer in town. The locals said that Magee Marshall piped it in from the vat itself.
Not true, but I am sure the legend got its legs from the regular crowd.
Back in the early 50’s MM still used hay burners and drays and some lorries.
But they had a full flight stables.
People, particularly victory garden folks, would always be scooping the hay burners poop for fertilizer. From my back bedroom window I could peer right in and watch the heave-ho of the personnel.
No lazy lowts in that group!
God Bless those Magee Marshall’s folks.
There ain’t many of them to a pound.
My dad worked at the brewery from 1946-1971 when it closed.From 1951-1957 we lived in a brewery house on Parrot st
I lived at 313 Derby street from 1942 to 1949ish, I loved watching the parade of horses and drays, once a year, they dressed the horses in feathers and plums and all the brasses. Also once I was able to go in the stable yard at the far end of the brewery and see the horses.
I lived on Peel Street from birth (1961) until we moved around 1971, the brewery still had horse-drawn drays even then.
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