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Friday, 19 March 2010

Brownsfield, Brewer Street

Former location of the Brownsfield (left), Brewer Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

The Brownsfield was named after the Brownsfield Mill on the southern side of Great Ancoats Street.  There was a passage which led by the side of, or through, the Brownsfield Mill complex which led to Brewer Street and the pub.  This mill is where A.V. Roe (Avro) made his first aeroplanes, those which led to the manufacture of the famous Lancaster and Vulcan.  At least some of Brownsfield Mill remains though part of the site has been replaced by car parks.  

In Ancoats Lad, a walk through this area is described: "Walk through to Brewer Street.  The low building on the left is all the remains of the Brownsfield pub and next to it on the corner of Port Street is the former Blink Bonny beerhouse [1]."  So, this odd little building on the left below in the above shot in 2010 (now flats, as below) was the old Brownsfield (and the green clad building on the corner is the old Blink Bonny).  In the back ground is the Port Street Beer House (the old Farmers Boy) and Cuba Cafe (Stage & Radio Club / Senator / Wetherbys).

Former location of the Brownsfield, Brewer Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. Ancoats Lad, Mick Burke / Frank Heaton (1996).

1 comment:

  1. A great read if you have the time. The Brownsfield Tavern/Pub on Brewer Street is mentioned numerous times in this link to the history of the Bargemen and Boatmen who frequented it back in the 1800's. Lot's of skulduggery and murder was happening on the nearby canals..! Cheers, Rik.