The Original was at the bottom end of Lower Broughton Road on the corner of Harrison Street, the lower end of which has been replaced by the car park of the grim and weirdly-named Mocha Parade shopping centre. In the 1860s the pub opened as a beerhouse and was owned by Walkers & Homfray by the early 1900s. The brewery built a new Original pub with a small tower on the corner. After WWII the Original became a Wilsons house and remained so until its closure in 1976 . By then, most of the surrounding property in this part of Lower Broughton near the River Irwell and Broughton Bridge had been pulled down. The pub soon followed in an attempt at regeneration of the area.
Former location of the Original, Lower Broughton Road, Lower Broughton. (c) Google 2011 - View Larger Map.
1. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).