Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Royal Oak, Whit Lane

Royal Oak, Whit Lane, Charlestown, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr.

The Royal Oak on the corner of Williams Street and Whit Lane in Charlestown was known locally as 'Mad Mullers' for unknown reasons.  It was opened in a converted shop in about 1865 and by the 20th century was owned by the Rochdale & Manor Brewery before Sam Smiths (the smaller brewery formed from Tadcaster's John Smiths) took all Rochdale & Manor's Salford houses in the 1940s.  Pictured above in 1973, the Royal Oak was demolished along with almost all the pubs in Charlestown for redevelopment soon after [1].  This end of Whit Lane exists today as Langley Road South, and the Royal Oak was where this factory is, opposite the still standing but long-closed Kings Arms.

1. www.flickr.com/photos/61756486@N05.
2. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

1 comment:

  1. it was called mad mullers becouse every saterday night fights broke out . bottle and glasses everywere. i lived in that street. im now 70yrs old.. i sat and watched many a fight as a kid. tom worthington

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