Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Bay Horse, Broad Street

Bay Horse, Broad Street, Salford. (c) Ur pictures of weaste by john quinn's Photos.

The Bay Horse on Broad Street was first recorded in 1863 and a few years later in the Salford Reporter advertising "good ale and porter."  Next door to the Bay Horse in the 1880s was a fried fish shop  (a chippy?) which drew complaints to the authorities ("disagreeable to the neighbourhood") and in 1886 the problem was solved by incorporating the shop into the pub [1].  

Bay Horse, Broad Street, Salford, 1970. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The frontage was extended into the front garden later, before Groves & Whitnall took ownership and they rebuilt it into the three-storey pub shown here.  The Bay Horse became known as 'The Monkey' as the landlord from the 1920s to 1940s, John McKinna, kept a pet monkey in the pub.  From the 1950s, Greenall Whitley assumed ownership before it closed in January 1971 [1].  The former location of the Bay Horse was roughly where Almond Close is today.

Bay Horse, Broad Street, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr [2].

1. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

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