Royal Brew Vaults, Charles Street. (c) Bob Potts/Neil Richardson .
This lost Wilsons house pictured above in the 1950s was previously known as the Arbitration Inn but also nicknamed Dirty Dicks after the landlord, Richard Isted, who had it in the 1930s and '40s . Like the Clynes Vaults around the corner, this pub was lost in 1968 when the area was flattened in order for the BBC North West HQ to be built on the site. When the Royal Brew Vaults closed it left the Lass O'Gowrie (which is on the opposite side and further towards Princess Street to where the Royal Brew was) as the only pub on Charles Street until the modern day Joshua Brooks and Base Café Bar opened.
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts/Neil Richardson (1997).