Former location of Smithfield, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.
The Smithfield was a big, multi-roomed Boddingtons boozer on the corner of Cornwall Street and Ashton Old Road. You can see Alan Winfield's 1992 photo of this fine looking pub here. Since it was knocked down there has been nothing done with site, as is the council's policy of needless destruction with no contingency plans.