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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).

2 comments:

  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

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

    http://pubs-of-manchester.blogspot.com/2010/03/waves-dantzic-place.html

    Cheers

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