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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Prince of Wales / Glue Pot, Edge Street

Prince of Wales / Glue Pot, Edge Street, 1974. (c) NAH1952 at flickr [1].

On the corner of Hare Street (previously Harrop Street) and Edge Street in the Northern Quarter, as it's known today, the Prince of Wales was always known as the Glue Pot locally.  This was because once you were in and on the Wilsons ale, your shoes became sticky and it was difficult to leave.  The building was still standing in 1985 as a fashion shop, and in the 1950s it was pictured as a small Wilsons house with a railed-off entrance down to the cellar next to the front door that faced onto Edge Street.

Prince of Wales / Glue Pot, Edge Street. (c) Mick Burke / Frank Heaton [2].

This evocative photo from 1966 shows a horse and fruit & veg-laden cart on its way to the market with the Prince of Wales in the background.  The whole block along Edge Street has since been rebuilt but as seen down down the road, the grand old facade of the old fish market has been retained, although flats have been squeezed inside the main shell of the markets.

Prince of Wales / Glue Pot, Edge Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

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

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