Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 20 November 2011

New Ship, Blackfriars Road

New Ship, Blackfriars Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1].

This handsome boozer stood on the corner of Salford Street (long gone) and Broughton Road (later Blackfriars Road) where Blackfriars and Silk Street meet today, the original New Ship beerhouse opening in the 1860s.  Groves & Whitnall bought up the neighbouring shop and six cottages and rebuilt the New Ship in Tudor style black and white wood.  What can't be made out from these photos are the relief pictures of ships of the day on the ground floor signage, and inside were two tiled murals of the King Edward VII and Glory ships [2].  As with most boozers in the St Matthias area, the New Ship was eventually pulled down in the clearance scheme of the 1970s, closing in 1972 and disappearing a year later [1].

New Ship, Blackfriars Road, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s [3].
2. Salford Pubs Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).

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