The Ellesmere was a gambling club on Warwick Street, on the site of the old Lever Street bus station. The Ancoats Lad book contains a picture of the club, a fine looking old two-storey Victorian building which was demolished in 1985 for the bus station, which now, 25 years later, is no longer in use having been superseded by Shudehill Interchange (2013 UPDATE: it's now been cleared and built on). Still facing the old site of the Ellesmere is the building that used to house the Prince of Wales betting club.
1. Ancoats Lad, Mick Burke / Frank Heaton (1996).