Mainly consisting of young, unemployed men, gangs organized in the Victorian era exercised a great power in the Black Country with sheer violence and the control of gambling. Among the largest and boldest of these gangs were the Peaky Blinders. With their striking style of tailor-made coats, suits and flat caps, they became the epitome of the English gang star over time.
The archenemy of the real Peaky Blinder and leader of the infamous gang of the Birmingham Boys was Billy Kimber. As a relative of the Sadler family, he and his gang regularly traveled in the pubs of the Sadlers. To their credit, Thomas A. Sadler's seal of quality of each bottle is the image of a notorious figure from the underworld of the Black Country.
So they continue to remind us today of the time of the 1890s, when the Peaky Blinders fought their fights with the law and other rival gangs.