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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Shakespeare, Aspinall Street

Albert, corner of Walmer Street, Aspinall Street, Rusholme. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map. 

The Shakespeare was a Tetley's house on the corner of Quentin Street (formerly Queen Street) and Aspinall Street in Rusholme. Aspinall Street still runs off Walmer Street, parallel to Wilmslow Road's Curry Mile, down the side of the still-serving Manchester classic, the Albert. The Shakespeare is shown at the archives in 1971 [1].

Shakespeare, Aspinall Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

Quentin Street has been lost due to developments of the Wilmslow Road shops, and this has also drastically changed Aspinall Street. Once it was a residential street, now it's nothing more than a back street alley with no buildings as such.  The end has been truncated and this is roughly where the Shakespeare once stood.

Former location of Shakespeare, Aspinall Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

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