Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Mechanics Arms, Radium (German) Street

Mechanics Arms, Radium (German) Street, Ancoats. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

On the corner of Silk Street, the Mechanics Arms was the only beerhouse on German Street.  It opened in the 1830s and closed in 1920, being described in an 1848 advertisement as, "An old established beerhouse.  Good accommodation consisting of eight apartments, two of which can be appropriated to the brewing and retailing of beer.  Average sales consists of 3-4 barrels per week [1]."  The 1912 photo above shows a Walkers of Warrington house, with the typical angled front door facing onto both Radium Street and Silk Street.  This confirms it must have stood on one of the far left, or near right, corners of Radium Street and Silk Street as shown below.

Silk Street crossing Radium Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

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

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