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