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Mr. Thomas Banks, a true West Midlands family man, first established Banks & Co. as a firm of maltsters in 1840, before in 1874 venturing into brewing with his son Henry and two other employees. In 1875 the company founded the now famous Park Brewery on the site of an artesian well in Wolverhampton. This site is still the home of Banks's today, with many of the buildings remaining intact, including the old chimney that can be seen on the city skyline. Our proud history and heritage isn't confined to our buildings either, even the live strain of yeast in all Banks's cask ales has been in use for over 100 years! [+]