Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Cross Keys, Garden Street

Cross Keys, Garden Street, Lower Broughton, 1974. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s [1].

Situated between Lower Broughton Road and the River Irwell, the Cross Keys opened in 1875 on the corner of Eliza Street and Garden Street.  Threlfalls Brewery had the Cross Keys before it passed to Whitbread in the 1960s.  It escaped demolition in the first Lower Broughton compulsory purchase scheme of 1967 but by the mid-'70s it had closed and been pulled down [2]. 

Cross Keys, Garden Street, Lower Broughton. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

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


  1. Does anyone remember a female singer by the stage name Colleen Shannon circa 1966 here?

  2. I am researching my family tree and looking for the same name.

  3. I lived at 7 Eliza Street with my mother at the time of these photographs. Dot and Bud ran the pub.

  4. My grandparents had this pub in the early 60s. My Dad lived in the pub at the age of 10/11 and he was born in 1953.