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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mechanics Arms, Baring (Boardman) Street

Mechanics Arms, Baring Street. (c) Neil Richardson [1]

The Mechanics Arms was a Threlfalls house on Boardman Street off Fairfield Street.  Boardman Street, which ran alongside Mayfield Station, one of central Manchester's forgotten railway stations, has long-been renamed Baring Street.

Former location of Mechanics Arms, Baring Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

Shown in 1963 and in these two 1969 photos, in the place of the Mechanics and its next-door neighbour, the Volunteer, is just a car park.  Further down Baring Street the street crosses the River Medlock and this plaque commemorates its reconstruction over 100 years ago, confirming the old name of the street.

Boardman Street bridge plaque, Baring Street. (c) Gerald England at geograph under Creative Commons.

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