Shakespeare, Ashton Old Road, Ardwick. (c) Alan Gall .
The Shakespeare stood at 111 Ashton Old Road, Ardwick, in a row of houses next door to Violets Cafe, as shown twice here in March 1960. A classic terraced boozer owned by Wilsons, it had a bar barlour to the left and the vault was to the right. The row on which the Shakespeare stood abutted Viaduct Street, a street which still runs north off Ashton Old Road. However, the viaduct which once took trains on a loop past Miles Platting and Bradford Colliery towards London Road Station (Piccadilly), is long gone but remnants of the bridge remain (below, right).
Former location of Shakespeare, Ashton Old Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
1. Manchester Breweries of times gone by, Alan Gall (year unknown).