Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Shakespeare, Goodiers Lane

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

Goodiers Lane was an old street which harked back to the rural Salford when a stream ran alongside it through fields to the River Irwell.  New Ordsall was built in the 1870s around the Goodiers Lane which ran from Regent Road to Cross Lane South (later, Trafford Road).  The Shakespeare beerhouse opened just before the new houses in the 1860s on the corner with Martha Street.  Boddingtons owned the beerhouse by the end of the century.  The Shakespeare suffered bomb damage during WWII but continued on until it closed in 1974 along with its neighbouring pubs for Ordsall's first redevelopment [2].  Goodiers Drive runs roughly through the same area today, a modern reminder of one of Salford older streets.

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

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