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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Ship Inn, Deansgate

Ship Inn, Deansgate, 1920s. (c) Frank Heaton/Neil Richardson [1].

The Ship Inn on Deansgate was infamous in Victorian times, ran by a succession of shady characters. Harry Snowden was a notorious fencer of stolen goods and John Northern was a thief and a fraud who specialised in card sharping [1]. According to the 1825 census the Ship Inn was at No.14 Deansgate, so towards the top end of the road on the River Irwell side.

1. The Manchester Village: Deansgate Remembered, Frank Heaton/Neil Richardson (1995).
2. Crime City: Manchester's Victorian Underworld, Joseph O'Neill (2008).

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