Originally the Irwell Inn in the 1860s, the Albion was a Walkers Brewery that stood on the corner of Irwell View and Ordsall Lane until the 1990s. It originally had a plain corner door leading into the vault and a side door to the bar parlour before it was altered into the pub shown here. When the Regent Road flats were being built (seen in the background, above), the Albion was under threat of demolition, but instead, Walkers extended the pub into the Irwell Place house next door and clad it in black and cream tiles. The Albion was a Tetley's before it closed in 1990 and was finally knocked down a few years later . Asgard Drive today marks the spot where the old Albion once stood.
Albion, Ordsall Lane, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr .
2. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).