Vauxhall Inn, Sophia Street, Collyhurst. (c) Bob Potts .
The Vauxhall Inn lasted almost a century, standing at 5 Sophia Street, Collyhurst from 1866 to 1963. However, it lived on, when the landlord of the Vauxhall, Billy Green, moved to the new estate pub nearby on Talgarth Road. The new Vauxhall Hotel was soon renamed after the man himself, and Billy Greens has only recently closed. The original Vauxhall Inn is pictured in Bob Potts' book with the pub packed with local kids during V.E. celebrations, Billy Green is at the back . Sophia Street used to run off Rochdale Road between where these grim flats sit, while Billy Greens is just behind the left block.
Former location of Vauxhall Inn, Sophia Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).