William Butler & Co.
This is quite an interesting scene, although by the looks of it, it is likely to change in the not too distant future. Just alongside the canal is this wonderful Ghost Sign announcing that the buildings are the “Home of Butlers Ales, Wolverhampton”. There is clear evidence of later signage, but this seems to have faded. But, behind this wall is the extensive remains of what was the William Butler & Co brewery.Also of interest is the land in front. This was once where the northern approach lines into the former Great Western Railway’s Wolverhampton Low Level railway station ran, although the level of ground has been raised considerably. In its time, this would have been busy with both freight and passenger trains. The disused bridge mentioned in the Lock 11 photograph led to this.
For a fuller history of Butlers Brewery, see the article on the History Website.
- Taken: 29 Mar 2020
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 24mm
- 1/160 sec
- ISO 100