In the shadow of Strangeways Prison, this Tetley's house must have had some rum customers in its time. This photo from 1971 shows the Mechanics Arms on the corner of Sherborne Street and a side street. Whilst that street is unknown, we know that the Mechanics Arms was just a few doors down Sherborne Street from Great Ducie Street thanks to this 1967 photo from the archives. The pub would have been where the modern carbuncle with the two arched windows is today - the only new building in the short block, sadly replacing the Mechanics. The bridge over Sherborne Street is actually part of Strangeways Prison (or HMP Manchester to give it its proper title).