Pubs of Manchester

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A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Wellington, Whit Lane

Wellington, Whit Lane, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr.

The Wellington beerhouse opened in the 1860s on the corner of Wellington Street and Whit Lane, on the end of a row of houses that were all owned by Walkers & Homfray Brewery.  They had extended the Wellington into the house next door by the 1920s and by the 1960s, the boozer passed to Wilsons, such was the way when brewery mergers were commonplace.  The Wellington lasted until the 1970s when it was yet another victim of redevelopment efforts [2].  The stretch of Whit Lane that has vanished from the maps is where the Wellington once stood, between the surviving Indigo Street and Owen Street (Wellington Street is no more), where Haymond Close runs today.

Wellington, Whit Lane, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

2. Salford Pubs Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).


  1. When did this pub shut? I used to walk from St Sebastian school over the bridge to Littleton Rd until 1976.The only pub in recall was The Old House at Home (Holts)

  2. Early '70s is the best I can do. Will be featuring loads more lost Salford boozers this year.