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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Dog Inn, Exchange Street

Former location of Dog Inn, St Anne's Square (Exchange Street). (c) googlemaps.

The short stretch of pedestrianised street that connects St Anne's Square to Market Street today is just an extension of the Square.  In the 1700-1880s it was Exchange Street (the Exchange Theatre named thereafter), and the Dog Inn stood along here somewhere in the 1700s.  In those times Exchange Street was a dangerous thoroughfare, with only a narrow pathway for pedestrians who struggled to avoid speeding carriages.  Just before the Dog Inn was a retreat built into the wall for people to duck into.  Such was the danger here that the passage was known as "Dangerous Corner" [1].  

1. Collectanea relating to Manchester and its Neighbourhood, John Harland (1867).

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