This little Salford pub was in a row of shops of Broad Street between Chapel Street and John Street, and was originally known as the Independent Oddfellows Arms in the earlier half of the 1800s. The Watson & Woodhead Brewery had the Wheatsheaf by the end of the century and by the time of the First World War, the Manchester Brewery Company (a Walker & Homfray subsidiary) had the pub. The brewery added a distinctive, inset curved front window and coloured tiling, and the Wheatsheaf lasted until 1970 when it closed as a Wilsons house . As the Wheatsheaf shut, landlord John Shortman moved to the newly built Woolpack, which is sadly closed these days.
Wheatsheaf, Broad Street, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson .
2. Salford Pubs Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).