Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Brass Tally, Liverpool Street

Former location of Brass Tally, Liverpool Street, Salford. (c) Google 2011 - View Larger Map.

Yet another, but probably the last of the lost Salford Precinct estate pubs, the Brass Tally was built for Greenall Whitley's on the corner of Westerham Avenue and Liverpool Street.  It was situated in front of the row of shops and the Salford Arts Theatre, opening in August 1978 and closing in 1993 [1].  As detailed in an extract from Salford LifeTimesLink [2], Greenall Whitley settled on the Brass Tally after considering 'Lala's Laughing Fox', 'Mark Addy', 'Ensign Ewart' and the 'November Handicap' [1].  A sadly familiar patch of empty land is all that's left of the Brass Tally these days.

1. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).


  1. As you say, that about wraps it up for Salford Precinct. Will you be moving your invaluable quest onto Ordsall, Salford's other goldmine of 70s estate pubs. The Regent, Rover's Return, Sabre and Moonrakers are sadly long gone and the Jubilee is an off-licence. But the Chequerboard (now the Welcome) and the rebuilt Broadway (just outside of Ordsall) are still going strong.

  2. We will eventually get around to Ordsall, especially with the lure of estate pubs (oddly obsessed by them). We already featured the Broadway here:

  3. This is important work - you are rescuing a social history here that would otherwise be in danger of being lost forever. There were exactly 250 pubs open in Salford during the 70s and in trying to find photos of them all, I have found these short-lived modern pubs among the hardest to get hold of. I've never seen a photo of the Brass Tally - does one even exist? I don't suppose there was much affection for these pubs at the time - presumably nobody thought they had sufficient history or character to be worth recording for posterity. As a result a lot of these estate pubs - and even some of the estates themselves - have disappeared virtually without leaving any trace that they ever existed. You are performing an incredible service by preserving the memory of these pubs and the communities they served.

  4. Just to update my original post, the Jubilee appears to have been demolished as well.