Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Bridge Inn, Blackfriars Road

Former Bridge Inn, Blackfriars Road, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The Bridge Inn was a short-lived beerhouse at the bottom end of Blackfriars Road on the corner of Sandon Street.  It was listed in the 1840s, kept by James Duckworth, but it doesn't appear to have lasted too long, and by the early twentieth century, it was a branch of the Union Bank of Manchester [1].  

Outside the former Bridge Inn, Blackfriars Road, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The bank and former Bridge Inn is shown above with three characters stood outside, including one who distinctly resembles a Scuttler, those feared and infamous Gangs of Manchester (and Salford) who wore caps, clogs, scarves and flares.  Today, this location equates to the corner of Blackfriars Road and St Simon Street.

Former location of the Bridge Inn, Blackfriars Road. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

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

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