Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 19 December 2011

Ordsall, Ordsall Lane

Ordsall, Ordsall Lane, Ordsall. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1].

The Ordsall was a large, three-storey pub on the corner of Everard Street towards the bottom of Ordsall Lane.  It survived longer than most of its neighbours along here having opened as the fully licensed Ordsall Hotel in the 1860s, although in 1911, Alfred Gadd's licence was revoked when he was found guilty of opening at 6am for Ordsall Lane workers on the early shift [2]!

Ordsall, Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, 1951. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

Walker & Homfrays took over and modernised the Ordsall inside and tiling its outside, while Wilsons took it in the 1940-50s, during which time the six shops next door up Ordsall Lane were pulled down.  Another refurbishment in the 1980s saw more re-tiling with the pub lasting until 1990, and it was eventually pulled down in 1994 [2].

Ordsall, Ordsall Lane, Ordsall. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [1].

2. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

1 comment:

  1. I used to drink in the Ordsall as I worked just up the road. One time, a couple of armed men stormed in & stole all of the money, cigs & spirits using violent threats. As they were leaving, one of them handed a bottle of whisky to one of the regulars, all of whom were just sitting at the bar, carrying on as though nothing was happening.

    Now that's a rough pub.