Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Wellington, Cross Lane

Wellington, Cross Lane, Salford, 1970s. (c) NAH1952 at flickr.

The Wellington opened on the corner of Cross Lane and Myrtle Street in 1851 and was licensed as a beerhouse for most of its life, only becoming a public house in 1960.  In 1866 the pub advertised "choice mild and bitter ales, London and Dublin porters."

Wellington, Cross Lane, Salford (left). (c) James Herring at facebook.

The Wellington was bought by Wilsons in the early 20th century was was given its classic and distinctive Wilsons tiled frontage and "Sign of Quality" draughtboard in the 1920s.  Like the Falcon a few doors up Cross Lane, the pub closed in the summer of 1979 [1].  The Regent Road roundabout was built over this bottom end of Cross Lane with the loss of at least five pubs.

Wellington, Cross Lane, Salford, 1965. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

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

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