Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Cross Keys, Broad Street



Cross Keys, Broad Street, Pendleton, Salford, 1968. (c) Arthur Brougham with family's permission.

Two doors down from the Bay Horse was this little pub, the Cross Keys, on the corner of Cross Street and Broad Street.  Before the Allerton Building of the University of Salford was built, the Cross Keys faced the small Leaf Square.

Cross Keys, Broad Street, Salford. (c) Ur pictures of weaste by john quinn.

The Cross Keys opened in 1856 in Pendleton, Salford, and when Walker & Homfray took ownership in the early 20th century, they planned to rebuild the beerhouse.  


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

The rebuilding plans were withdrawn in 1905 so that the brewery rebuilt the Original on Lower Broughton Road instead.  Some minor improvements took place including a tiles on the small Broad Street frontage, and the Cross Keys passed to Wilsons brewery before it closed in 1971 [1].  


Cross Keys, Broad Street. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

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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