Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

King William IV / Tacklers Arms, Boad Street

Location of King William IV, Boad Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

The King William IV on Boad Street sat in the shadow of London Road Station, today's Piccadilly Station, between Store Street and Sheffield Street.  In the 1850s it had a four-barrel brewhouse and was then known as the Tacklers Arms.  Mike Burke remembers the King Billy as "Harry Horner's: a lot of policemen went in there because there was a police station just under the railway arches."  Horner had the pub from 1916 until it lost its licence in 1925 and was pulled down in 1936 [1].  The plan of the new Ashton-bound Metrolink line below shows Boad Street:

Plan of new Ashton-bound Metrolink line.

1. The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).

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