A trade directory for 1868 lists Ettingshall-born William Butler as an ale and porter brewer and maltster at the Priestfield Brewery. In 1871 Butler went into partnership with Thomas Russell who had been involved with the Great Western brewery. The new business traded as William Butler and Co. The firm enjoyed much success resulting in a move to Springfield in 1873 where they had erected a new brewery with maltings, cooperage and stables. Production commenced at Springfield during the following year. With the new brewery located close to the canal and railway lines, the company could begin to trade outside of the local area. Between 1881-3 a new brewing tower was constructed, enabling William Butler and Company to increase production from 400 to 1,500 barrels a week.
Catalogue Number : DPI 30603
Title : Wolverhampton : Butler's Brewery Poster
Date : c.1900
Source : Original Poster
Maximum Dimensions : 3340 x 2440 Pixels
Resolution : 1200dpi
Maximum File Size : 4.62Mb