Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 15 January 2010

Red Lion, Travis Street

Red Lion, Travis Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

As you approach Piccadilly along London Road, the towering, curved Macdonald Hotel, previously the British Telecom House, straddles Travis Street on the right. The Red Lion, here in the '70s, lasted until the Telecom House was finished in 1973, appearing in the 1815 directory and listed in 1841 as "2 Travis Street and vaults, 89 London Road [1]", confirming its position on the corner of the two roads. It was run by Thomas Wilkinson in the late 1800s. This 1959 photo shows the London Road side. Red Rose Ales was the emblem of local brewers Groves & Whitnall.
1. Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).

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