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Friday, 16 December 2011

Welcome, Ordsall Lane

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

A couple of doors up Ordsall Lane from Jospeh Holt's still surviving Bricklayers Arms stood the Welcome Inn on the corner of Garrett Street.  It was first recorded in the 1860s like its neighbour on the other side, the Albion, and the first brewery to own the Welcome was Longsight's Barber & Co, followed by J W Lees.  The Ordsall Lane and Oldfield Road redevelopments saw the end of the Welcome, when all three pubs - the Bricklayers, Welcome and Albion - were scheduled for demolition.  The Bricklayers was reprieved when the one pub that was earmarked for saving for the new community - the Pickwick - was burnt out.  A "Welcome Action Group" CAMRA campaign to save the boozer saw Lees ale at 2 pence a pint on the day of the public inquiry into the council's plans.  However, this failed and the Welcome closed at the end of August 1978 [2].

Bricklayers & Welcome, Ordsall Lane, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

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

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