Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Welsh Harp, Lees (Laystall) Street

Welsh Harp, Lees (Laystall) Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Welsh Harp was around the corner from the still standing and open Jolly Angler, down Laystall (then Lees) Street from the recently gone White House.  It opened in the 1820s and closed in 1922 having been a Cronshaws then Groves & Whitnall house, after the giant brewery took over the smaller Cronshaws Alexandra Brewery of Hulme and all their beer- and public houses.  You can just about see the Welsh Harp here in 1898, halfway down Lees Street on the right.


  1. My Great Grandad was the Publician of the Welsh Harp when he died aged 57yrs in April 1920 his name was Joseph Arnold, his wife was Emma and they had two children Agnes(my Grandmother) and her brother Joseph

  2. My great grandfather was the Groves of Groves and Whitnall - trying to track down as many of their old pubs as possible!! Good to say hello to those who share the history!

  3. My grandmother Sarah Mellor was born at this address in 1894. Her parents were William and Annie Mellor. Would love to hear from anyone who has more information from around this time. Teresa Farrell.