Old House at Home, Whit Lane, Salford. (c) David Dixon at geograph under Creative Commons.
The Old House at Home sits forlornly closed on Whit Lane off Langley Road near the looped River Irwell. It's not been closed that long - shutting at some point in the 2000s - as evidenced by the satellite dish that the pub has sported until recently. It's tinned up and probably primed for demolition, and in any case, the chances of a pub reopening anywhere in Salford these days is slim.
Old House at Home, Whit Lane, Salford. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.
The Old House at Home can be traced back to 1854 when it opened as a beerhouse amongst the dyeing and bleaching works, collieries and factories in this once-thriving part of the Dirty Old Town. The licensee, William Bond, applied for a full licence so that the workers who used his beerhouse could have a tot of brandy with their pint, however, it remained without a wines and spirits licence until the 1960s. Joseph Holt's Brewery bought the Old House at Home in 1899 and in 1938 they rebuilt the pub as we see it today .
Old House at Home, Whit Lane, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr .
1. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).
2. Salford Pubs of the 70s - www.flickr.com/photos/61756486@N05.