Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Railway, Greengate

Railway, Greengate, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The Railway was a beerhouse just a couple of doors up the north side of Greengate from the bottom of Chapel Street.  First recorded in 1840s, the tenant in 1869 was the prize fighter, Bill Brown who once fought fellow licensee, Jack Miller of the Pink Tavern on nearby Bury Street, for a prize purse of £50.  After 21 rounds and as Brown won, the police arrived and nicked the fighters and some of the audience, including a Sporting Life correspondent.  The Railway was pulled down in 1881 for the building of Exchange Station, the last licensee being Henry Chapman, whose name you can just make out above the Railway Inn sign [1].

1. Salford Pubs Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).

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