Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 22 March 2010

Sir Ralph Abercrombie, Great Ancoats Street

The Sir Ralph Abercrombie was named after a Napoleonic war hero, like the nearby St Vincents and both Nelsons.  It stood on the corner of Lomax Street, just a few yards along from the White House.  It was listed in the 1811 directory, and Mick Burke remembers a day in 1905 when his Mam got bladdered in the Abercrombie with an old friend she'd met on the way back from church - young Mick was left waiting outside.  The Abercrombie closed in 1923 as a Threlfalls house [1].

Former location of the Sir Ralph Abercrombie, Great Ancoats Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

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


  1. Iremember waves god it were damn funny.
    My boyfriend in the upstairs 'bar' would leave his empty glass on the bar which would be right underneath the ladies toilets or a leaky roof either way we decided to throw away the now full glass. My mate Debs was a dj there and billy was a bouncer, I look back and dont know wether to laugh or cry at those non politically correct non elf and safetey days in the 70's oh they were fun

  2. Great story thanks, I've moved it to the Waves entry!