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Friday, 29 March 2013

Steam Engine Tavern, Dainton Street

Steam Engine Tavern, Dainton Street, Ardwick. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full size image.

The Steam Engine Tavern was a big Chesters house on the corne of Higher Sheffield Street and Dainton Street near Ardwick Station. Shown in 1963 and 1969 at the archives, it may have stood on this corner (if indeed the lost Higher Sheffield Street once intersected here), looking towards the railway viaduct.

Former location of Steam Engine Tavern, Dainton Street, Ardwick. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

4 comments:

  1. I used to work in the building pictured... and can confirm the pub was on the car park.Apparently the pub burned down in mysterious circumstances. Its the first time i've seen any pictures so thanks for posting.Do you have any pictures of the buildings in the background .. as this was owned by Chesters for deliveries (i think) as it still retains stables.

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    1. Fred Feast who played Fred Gee in Coronation Street had it in the 80s and could often be found behind the bar. Real nice bloke.

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  2. According to family accounts, Chesters Steam Engine Tavern and the brewery were owned (or operated) by members of the Kent family. My great grandfather Alfred Kent and his brother, Robert, sold their shares in said establishments to other family members, and immigrated to Canada in 1882. I have pictures taken in July, 1987 of the pub and brewery and the old stable buildings. Any other information would be appreciated.

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    1. Hi Robert, Please get in touch via email. dan(at)thedistractions.co.uk

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