Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Coomassie Hotel, Florin Street

Coomassie Hotel, Florin Street, Hanky Park, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

This oddly named boozer* opened in 1874 when the licence from the Cross Keys, Broughton Road, was transferred to a shop on the corner of Coomassie Street and Florin Street.  The Sun Brewery owned the beerhouse and they unsuccessfully applied to rebuild it as a fully-licensed house a year after opening, also failing to gain a spirits licence in 1873.  In the early 1900s the Coomassie was bought by Threlfalls Brewery and it survived until 1968 when it fell to the Hanky Park compulsory purchase order [1].  Hanky Park was obliterated during redevelopment in the '60s and '70s so it's hard to work out where Florin Street used to run on modern maps but I guess the Coomassie was too far from where Edgehill Close is today.

* Coomassie Blue is an old textile dye, these days used as a biochemical protein stain

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

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